Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Allentown.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was excellent and he was very knowledgeable. He explained the reason for certain parts breaking down/messing up so i had a better understanding.
Did great work on my mr2 got the timing belt and water pump installed quick and clean even with a 110 degree heat.I will use him again

Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
The job was done in a timely mater
Jose did a good job. Was friendly and professional.

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
Thanks to YourMechanic.com and to Mr Joseph for fixing our vehicle. Our fuel pump was under warranty and Mr Joseph came in this morning and replaced it at no charge to us plus did other needed repairs. He was very professional, friendly plus had a great attitude working under extreme hot temperature. Thanks again!

Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Another great job by Matt! Had to replace the water pump on a 2007 Cadillac DTS. Not an easy job, so unless you are a mechanic, I recommend calling Matt. His master mechanic experience was evident throughout the job. Had to remove a lot of equipment surrounding the water pump just to remove the old pump. Not much room in the engine compartment with these V8 Northstars. He did a great job with the installation of the new pump and also discovered a bad coolant temperature sensor that needed replacing. Put it all back together and it ran like a champ!

Jacob

10 years of experience
278 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Jacob did a great job explaining what he was going to do and explaining afterwards what he did. He actually did some small, ancillary things to my car that "needed to be done" while he was doing his other work at no additional charge. I thought that was great.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Excellent experience. James is very knowledgeable and has integrity. Hard combination to find. Will definitely use again and reccomend.

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Outstanding experience!

Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Very impressed with Attila's knowledge and professionalism. This was my first time using YourMechanic and I will request Attila for future maintenance on our family cars. Thank you! Highly recommend!

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David performed several jobs for me today on my 2004 Toyota Corolla S. While changing the front brake pads, as scheduled, he pointed out that they could go several more months before needing to be changed. I wouldn't have known the difference one way or another and he could have just kept silent and made the $140 extra which he was scheduled to make all along. Thanks for the heads-up David! See you soon.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Allentown?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Allentown. Our mechanics in Allentown are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Allentown.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 $253 $108.75 $143.98 16% $302.25
2004 Volvo S80 $800 $423.86 $375.95 13% $929.11
2004 Ford E-150 Club Wagon $235 $98.99 $135.98 16% $281.74
2013 BMW 535i $782 $565.95 $215.97 8% $856.20
2014 BMW 550i GT xDrive $589 $308.70 $279.96 14% $684.95
2015 BMW M3 $606 $389.87 $215.97 10% $680.12

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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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