Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Bristol.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose was on time,very knowledgeable-Would request him again!!

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Efficient and friendly

Theodore

14 years of experience
1084 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Thank you, Joshua!! I've taken my car to the dealership for tune-ups ever since I bought it in 2006. They overcharge but I never had time to research a new mechanic, much less take it somewhere new. The last time I took my car in, the dealership said I needed some work done and quoted me a BIG price. Based on a friend's review here, I made an appt w/ YourMechanic and am VERY pleased. Not only did he do great work, he was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and did the work for a third of the dealership's quote. I already recommended YourMechanic and Joshua to my dad.

Michael

14 years of experience
505 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Great. Michael was a super nice guy. I was expecting a 2-3 hr job. He finished in just over an hour. I will be having more work done in the near future and I will definitely ask for Michael. 

Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Great

Tou

15 years of experience
15 reviews
Tou
15 years of experience
He came on time and did the job on hand, tested the truck and left after every thing worked and was cleaned up.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John is my new mechanic of choice. Very nice and Professional. Fast and thorough. Best of all there was no mess to clean up after he left.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Great mechanic! Very knowledgeable and polite. Showed up early and fixed everything I need fixed. I would recommend him to everyone and use him again for sure!

Paul

16 years of experience
30 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience
Paul did an excellent job. Only problem was I originally stated which two parts the vehicle needed. He called me and said that the water inlet pipe is not available through Supply Parts, that it must come from a dealer. I looked the part up and called the parts store he uses, and they did have it in stock. Paul picked it up plus the water pump. My final bill was almost $70 higher than the online quote. Repair time was quoted at 3hrs, but it only took 1 1/2 hr. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the repair job.


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 GMC Savana 3500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2012 Chevrolet Traverse $543 $182.76 $359.95 18% $666.51
2009 Mazda CX-7 $206 $93.84 $111.98 15% $244.34
2014 BMW 328i $809 $568.80 $239.97 9% $891.30
2011 BMW X3 $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2014 Audi S4 $573 $301.46 $271.96 14% $666.96

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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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