Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Cary.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Awesome mechanic and great service!

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Another great mechanic service by Josh Gamboa. He will give great tips and advice of why certain services are required and being performed. He is very knowledgeable. He performs his work in a positive manner and is enjoyable to converse with. I will continue to request him as my mechanic to service my truck.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Great and friendly

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay did a great job and explained everything that my car needed. My car is back up and running and I didn't need to tow it to the shop; the shop came to me. Jay knows what he is doing and I would definitely have Jay out again if needed.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was very professional and courteous and he answered all of our questions. Loved this service and will definitely be using it again and Dan. 5 star service!

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
I was pleasanty surprised to get the excellent service, professional demeanor and politeness of this man. He listened to my concerns which was fantastic. His knowledge, thoroughness is someone I hope is utilized by many others.

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
When he was done I appreciated his warning about critters eating the wireing

Josh

22 years of experience
16 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Must say I was pleased with the service given. On time and work in a timely fashion. Would definitely recommend Josh to everyone I know.

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
Another great service. Art replaced my water pump faster than expected!

Frank

6 years of experience
108 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Very professional and he really care about his job, he make sure everything was running smoothly before he leaves. I will definitely use his service again in the future.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Cary?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Toyota Avalon $436 $219.96 $215.97 14% $510.21
2011 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2010 Chrysler 300 $387 $243.19 $143.98 11% $436.69
2012 Lincoln Navigator $350 $206.46 $143.98 12% $399.96
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $869 $429.28 $439.94 14% $1020.53
2009 Jaguar XF $370 $201.96 $167.97 13% $427.71

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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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