Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Barrington.

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4.9/5

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2,084

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Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Mr. Smith is definitely a highly recommended Mechanic. If I recommend trusting any mechanic to do the job correctly, efficiently, and quickly, it would be this impressive gentleman. He has an impressive repertoire of skills and knowledge of vehicles. Also, this man served in the United States Marine Corps, which explained his diligence and energy. You want a mechanic who is confident and accomplished? Then Ben Smith is definitely the man to call upon. 5 Star service, 5 Star Workmanship, and 5 Star Customer Satisfaction.
Very good professional very likeable

Duane

24 years of experience
395 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
I was definitely a little hesitant/skeptical about a mobile mechanic to get work done on my car, but that hesitation has definitely gone away. Duane was punctual (actually showed up early), professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I had initially booked two areas that needed work done, but was able to easily add another job based on symptoms I had described and Duane was able to confirm. He was able to pick up additional parts nearby and get the job done in a timely manner. I will definitely be using Duane in the future for any mechanic needs and would recommend him to others!

Allen

35 years of experience
466 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Allen is an amazing, knowledgeable and professional mechanic!!

Richard

19 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard Kopczynski does excellent work a value employee. He needs to have excellent pay rate.

Dan

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Dan was excellent to work with. I would highly recommend him and I will definitely use him again. He is quite knowledgeable about many types of cars and very willingly answers all questions and offers recommendations when asked. I found him to be very friendly, courteous and dedicated to getting the job done right in a high quality and professional manner. He even checked the air in all the tires and test drove it afterward. An overall first-rate experience with Dan.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
He has done fantastic job for me. He is completely professional.

Joe

42 years of experience
735 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Very good and honest mechanic I recommend him to every friend I have.

Jose

36 years of experience
21 reviews
Jose
36 years of experience
Very Professional with a great deal of automotive experience , handled job with great expertise, spent the time to assure job was completed correctly, protected all work areas, just an excellent overall experience. Will recommend and use again.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1123 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick Facundo is a great VW mechanic guy, And. He did fix my GTI very fast done than other VW dealer or private too .

Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Called ahead of time to see if he could do the job earlier in the day than was scheduled. Arrived on time and did a great job replacing my water pump.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Barrington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan NV200 $280 $143.74 $135.98 14% $326.49
2005 Toyota 4Runner $415 $190.63 $223.97 15% $491.63
2015 Smart Fortwo $344 $191.57 $151.98 13% $395.82
2006 Lincoln Navigator $274 $97.53 $175.97 18% $334.03
2015 BMW X3 $737 $552.60 $183.97 7% $799.85
2005 Porsche Cayenne $734 $390.34 $343.95 13% $852.59

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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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