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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,143

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Jacob

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Jacob
11 years of experience
Again, Jacob came through in a big way. Needed parts replaced so my AC could run properly before the big heat wave and he saved the day. His dedication to his customers and craft are second to none.
Awesome!

Jordan

8 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
8 years of experience
Jordan was on time and completed the scheduled work within the timeframe given. I wouldn't hesitate to book him again for future work.

Daniel

10 years of experience
154 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
Daniel is a top notch mechanic, above and beyond is not enough to describe him... i won't hesitate to recommend him to family and friends

Robert

31 years of experience
191 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Robert is my new, personal mechanic and I couldn't be happier. My first experience with YourMechanic was this week when I had a huge water pump leak and the mechanic I had used in the past wasn't available. After discovering their website and reading several positive reviews--utilizing YourMechanic seemed like a no brainer. I scheduled my appointment for Tuesday afternoon and I received texts and emails when Robert was on his way and when he arrived. It awesome not having to leave the house to get my car worked on. Robert was prompt, courteous and a true professional. I can tell Robert is very detail oriented and takes great pride in his work. He offered to let me watch and answered all my questions. After he changed the water pump and tuned up my 2000 Suburban it runs like brand new. He also did a detailed review of my entire car and made suggestions on what I should keep an eye on. My overall experience with YourMechanic and Robert in particular was outstanding. I have already started to spread the word to several friends.

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Amazing! Alex was helpful and fast.

Fabrice

19 years of experience
134 reviews
Fabrice
19 years of experience
Very good and pleasant.

Chris

21 years of experience
1852 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris arrived on time, job was completed quickly. Great experience.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Very professional. Quick competent work. Installed a water pump and serpentine belt for me.

Troy

39 years of experience
107 reviews
Troy
39 years of experience
Troy reached on time and he explained so nicely with all my questions. I am happy with his service

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Minimal communication, maximum result! Thanks


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Boston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo S40 $512 $248.11 $263.96 15% $602.86
2007 Jeep Patriot $265 $121.23 $143.98 15% $314.73
2011 Honda Accord $642 $321.79 $319.96 14% $751.79
2015 Audi Q7 $295 $118.80 $175.97 17% $355.30
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $1158 $846.02 $311.96 8% $1265.27
2016 Audi S7 $1021 $437.12 $583.92 16% $1221.87

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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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