Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Capitol Heights.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Jerome

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
14 years of experience
The experience was good . Was done in a timely manner

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Great job! Very professional and great customer service!!

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
This is the 2nd time I have had Mark. He is great.

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was great. I would recommend him.

Daniel

28 years of experience
20 reviews
Daniel
28 years of experience
Daniel was awesome. He was very professional and walkede through everything he was going to do. He also checked a couple of things and quoted me on those repairs as well. I would recommend him everyday of the week.

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
I highly recommend Patrick. He's very courteous, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond my expectations!! I can't thank him enough for being available to get my van back on the road!! Any future work I have I will ask for him as long as he's available!! Thank you again!!!

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
All good.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 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.

Jason

30 years of experience
131 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Knowledable and knew what he talking about. Quick service, had my water pump switched out very quickly, no more leaks and over heating! Thanks!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Capitol Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ram 3500 $357 $188.76 $167.97 13% $414.51
2007 Mercury Mountaineer $327 $150.57 $175.97 15% $387.07
2013 GMC Yukon $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2009 BMW 335i $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2014 BMW X5 $476 $220.40 $255.96 15% $564.40
2005 Porsche Cayenne $743 $398.67 $343.95 13% $860.92

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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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