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4.8/5

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Jerome

22 years of experience
394 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
I really appreciate Jerome.
I like the mechanic coming to my location. I liked how prepared he was. I will definitely like to use him again.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Clifton was awesome! Showed up an hour early and was quick, efficient, professional, and friendly. Price was exactly what was quoted. We definitely will use Your Mechanic again and request Clifton specifically! Thanks!
Showed up on time. Very professional and conscientious, explained everything and cleaned up afterwards as if he was never there. I highly recommend him.

Berchel

16 years of experience
87 reviews
Berchel
16 years of experience
GREAT!!!!!!

Steve

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
28 years of experience
Steve showed up early for our morning important which allowed us to get started quickly. He was thorough, taking his time to do it right, but not drawing it out just to charge more. He explained everything he did and fixed, went over the invoice, and discussed next steps. Fantastic! I'm telling everyone about him!!

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
He was very nice and was very quick

John

17 years of experience
135 reviews
John
17 years of experience
Showed up when expected did the work quickly, very professional.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Awesome job, done quickly and professionally! Thanks!

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly when he came to replace my water pump and timing belt for my 95 Subaru Legacy. He noticed that my alternator belt was worn, so I quickly grabbed one from the shop down the street and he replaced it at no charge. Robert was friendly enough to let me watch him work on the car from start to finish and answered all of my questions. Great guy, great work.

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
I was most impressed with the gentleman's sincerity and professionalism. I will be utilizing this service in the future, bet that.

Genaro

11 years of experience
257 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Genaros had everything done in a small amount of time and I can tell the difference (I checked after he left). Very appreciative of his work. Thank you. James


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Baltimore?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Golf $382 $101.75 $279.96 20% $478.00
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2011 Chrysler Town & Country $483 $243.19 $239.97 14% $565.69
2010 BMW 135i $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2006 BMW 760Li $471 $167.04 $303.96 18% $575.54
2010 Porsche Panamera $530 $289.66 $239.97 13% $612.16

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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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