Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Blue Bell.

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Another great experience!

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
He was early to the job. He was very good and any problems he came across he told me about before continuing with the job. I would have him work on my car again.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was courteous, professional and kind. He kept me up to date on his progress to arrive and at every step of the way on my repair. He found a couple things wrong I never would have seen if I tried to do the repair myself. Will not only use the service again but will be requesting Shaun do the repairs

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
My experience with Chris was great. He saved me around %25 on my quote. He worked until the job was done and until I was satisfied even though it felt like 110 degrees in the shade. Thanks Chris and your mechanic for a great job. Thanks too to Jerold in the warranty dept. He went above and beyond any other place of business I've encountered.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
A positive first experience.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry was perfect! He showed up right on time, finished the job in exactly the time quoted, and cleaned up the area. Couldn’t have been more pleased!

Ryan

14 years of experience
21 reviews
Ryan
14 years of experience
Ryan was the Bomb dot Com. He really knows what he's doing. He brought to my attention was needs to be done next. The dealer told me something else that was like $1,400. To replace my Power Steering rack. Ryan says all I need to do is change the pump it will stop the leak. He explained over time the brackets get loose and it needs to be changed. I definitely want him to service my car again. He replaced my Water pump and thermostat added coolant he told me I needed another one because it wasn't enough. But overall Ryan was excellent. Thanks a million

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Excellent

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Javier was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and very customer focused. He took great pains to ensure that my expectations were met. Even as other issues surfaced with the car he worked to keep cost in line with various recommendations. It was my first experience with Your Mechanic and I am happy to say that it was a very pleasant one. I would certainly use the service again and would welcome the opportunity for Javier to be the one to perform that service.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Blue Bell?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $618 $457.67 $159.98 8% $672.67
2014 Dodge Charger $362 $209.58 $151.98 12% $413.83
2005 Mazda MPV $301 $140.92 $159.98 15% $355.92
2010 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2004 Lexus ES330 $609 $256.77 $351.95 16% $729.77
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $894 $590.37 $303.96 10% $998.87

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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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