Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Carmel.

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Excellent Rating


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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

Rating Summary
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Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen was extremely friendly, accommodating, knowledgable, and honest. His communication and follow-up to ensure the vehicle was running properly following repairs, was exceptional. I would highly recommend Allen.
did a good job

Paul

17 years of experience
205 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Paul replace a water pump for us. He did a great job. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell did a great job and is very honest and personable. I will definitely go through him again. Very impressed with his work. Thanks YourMechanic!

Joel

19 years of experience
742 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Good

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
I was very impressed with my services. He showed me the leak in my water pump. I like the fact this was his passion and his reputation spoke for itself. I immediately referred two people.

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
It was a pretty simple process. I scheduled an appointment and Mike showed up on time and did a excellent job on my car!

Victor

33 years of experience
97 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor is very professional and knowledgable. Service was top notch!

Raymond

35 years of experience
89 reviews
Raymond
35 years of experience
I'm pretty sure he can put a truck together blindfolded. He works hard to get the problem fixed as quick as possible and cost efficient for everyone. I highly recommend him as a mechanic, especially diesel.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
I highly recommend Alex for at location services. Alex has a passion for quality work and extensive knowledge to troubleshoot 'on the spot' problems with automobiles. A job well done. Thank you sir!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Carmel?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford Focus $400 $176.14 $223.97 16% $477.14
2011 Aston Martin DBS $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2014 GMC Yukon $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $378 $201.96 $175.97 13% $438.46
2009 Lexus LS460 $388 $219.96 $167.97 12% $445.71
2014 Porsche Cayenne $562 $426.07 $135.98 7% $608.82

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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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