Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Carol Stream.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Damian

9 years of experience
381 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was great. Water pump on a van is a difficult job. He arrived armed with the tools he needed and got the job done right in way less time than a shop would take.
Awesome guy.

Joe

41 years of experience
709 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was great. He really knows his stuff and I’ll use him again. Nice guy. Thanks Joe.
Great service!

Juan

8 years of experience
180 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Great experience. Currently pleased with the work that was done.

Chris

14 years of experience
122 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was great. Unfortunately he came in the middle of another Yourmechanic's unfinished job which we found out was re-quoted incorrectly, so Chris was unable to complete it. This was not his fault at all and he was great, though the car still isn't fixed.i would recommend Chris, but I'm not sure I'm sold on Yourmechanic.com just yet.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was very knowledgeable about anything I had a question about, he also gave me tips and tricks to keep my car running. 5 stars , will refer friends for sure!

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
I actually didnt meet the mechanic but the vehicle is running good. Thanks Scott.

Manuel

30 years of experience
272 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Professional, kept me updated, and a complete review of my vehicle's condition once completed.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent service and great personality.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was very knowledgeable and personable. He did a great job and at a good price which I really need on disability. Thanks Joe.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Carol Stream?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2004 Honda Accord $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2009 Ford Fusion $307 $194.87 $111.98 11% $345.37
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $1152 $855.95 $295.96 8% $1253.70
2015 Audi A6 $790 $454.39 $335.95 12% $905.89
2011 Porsche Panamera $630 $390.10 $239.97 11% $712.60

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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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