Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Arlington Heights.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Water Pump Replacement.
Learn More

$145.53 - $1,375.60

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Water Pump Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Water Pump Replacement reviews in Arlington Heights

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

Rating Summary
1,813
70
14
8
27
1,813
70
14
8
27

Kevin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Kevin was great! Showed up early and did exactly what we needed to have done. Awesome experience!
Excellent work by Kevin!

Joshua

18 years of experience
24 reviews
Joshua
18 years of experience
Josh was great. On time, no mess at all, very courteous, great work - replaced the water pump in my car efficiently.
Everything about the experience with Joshua was great. He was extremely courteous and polite, on time (early actually), hard-working... what else is there to say? Thanks Joshua! We'll definitely be using your services again.

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
EJ is an awesome mechanic. He really knows his stuff when it comes to automobiles. You can be sure that EJ will take care of you and your vehicle. When it came to my appointment, he was on time and courteous. He also did a walk around and showed me what to look out for and what items should be next on the list.

Keith

16 years of experience
284 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Keith is a very good mechanic. He showed up with all the right parts, belts, gaskets, etc to do a first-class job. I recommend him highly.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Good job

Paul

8 years of experience
38 reviews
Paul
8 years of experience

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all questions we had and explained in a way that was easy to understand. We would absolutely use him again.

Martin

21 years of experience
68 reviews
Martin
21 years of experience
This is the second time Martin Torres repaired my vehicle. He did an excellent job both times. He was on time, and was friendly, answered all my questions where I understood everything. I am very pleased with the service. I’m will recommend Mr. Torres and I will use him again. Thank you Martin Torres.

Daniel

19 years of experience
289 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was quick and knowledgeable. He seems to have had a great deal of experience in auto repair. I feel he did a good job in fixing the problem on this Isuzu Rodeo.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Arlington Heights?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Arlington Heights. Our mechanics in Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Hyundai Entourage $338 $121.96 $215.97 18% $412.21
2015 Hyundai Azera $358 $213.96 $143.98 12% $407.46
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2004 Lincoln LS $308 $163.96 $143.98 13% $357.46
2004 BMW X3 $338 $161.95 $175.97 15% $398.45
2004 Jaguar XJ8 $442 $201.96 $239.97 15% $524.46

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com