Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Bristol.

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 Bristol

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

Rating Summary
1,785
69
13
8
27
1,785
69
13
8
27

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was very friendly, courteous, and professional, and he did a great job on diagnosing and repairing my car. He was very communicative the whole time, which I appreciated. My car sounds, feels and drives much better. Thanks, Patrick!

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Excellent experience. James is very knowledgeable and has integrity. Hard combination to find. Will definitely use again and reccomend.
Outstanding job! Friendly and congenial ...

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was prompt and quite courteous. He completed the work as promised within the time frame. Found him to be quite knowledgeable and highly recommended future repairs.
Very professional and honest mechanic. He saved me a fortune by showing me how my local dealer was trying to cheat me. He came early and even went out of his way to buy a part for my vehicle. The dealer wanted to charge $2700 for the work, but he charged me around $400.

Damir

21 years of experience
13 reviews
Damir
21 years of experience
Damir was on time, and repairs and inspection were all done in a very timely manner. Very likeable guy.

Trevor

16 years of experience
7 reviews
Trevor
16 years of experience
on time and knowledgeable. I trust his work.

Daniel

16 years of experience
64 reviews
Daniel
16 years of experience
Daniel made our truck repair smooth and painless. He spoke to me (someone who knows nothing about cars/trucks) with respect. He got the job done quickly and efficiently. I will definitely refer family and friends to him.

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
It was good.

Andrew

11 years of experience
21 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Great

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
2nd time using mike what a great mechanic and really cares goes the extra mile everytime. Definitely trusted. relationship now built .

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
very thorough and knowledgeable. was easy to talk with and answered questions and explained what he was doing I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely request him for my next service.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Bristol?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen GTI $632 $319.96 $311.96 14% $739.21
2014 Mazda 5 $222 $93.84 $127.98 16% $265.84
2013 Ford F-150 $326 $158.20 $167.97 15% $383.95
2015 BMW 435i Gran Coupe $1102 $861.79 $239.97 6% $1184.29
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $638 $493.93 $143.98 7% $687.43

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