Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Centerville.

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Awesome. Friendly.
Jeffrey is all out awesome. Professional, courteous, and on time for appointments. He is thorough in his work and explaining the work he is doing. He is top notch!

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was awesome and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He communicated with me throughout the day and recommended ways on how to save some money by doing repairs and maintenance at the same time time that require the same labor. He contacted me when he was available early and made sure everything worked to my schedule. He was very knowledgeable and most of all repaired my vehicle. After the repair, he took the time to explain how several parts work and thuroughly tested all parts and components to ensure they we're working cohesively. Thanks so much Chris and I will recommend and use him many times for my vehicle repairs.
Very good on time would use again

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Got to the appointment on time and fixed everything early. My jeep was overheating so i knew it was the thermostat. The water pump needed replacing as well. Everything was done in less than a couple hours. Couldn't be more satisfied.
Did an amazing job!

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great! Robert is very efficient and accurate! We appreciate him working on our Jeep!
Robert was absolutely phenomenal! He showed up early and stayed until the job was done even though it was more complicated. Amazing! Thank you so much!

Henry

32 years of experience
134 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry did a great job clean and efficient very good mechanic

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff has proven himself to be both highly skilled and 100% ethical. I definitely will book him for all my future auto repairs!

Michael

36 years of experience
84 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Most pleasant experience for dealing with a mechanic

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
After getting a quote for a water pump replacement that I assumed included a solid gold water pump, I went online searching for other options and came across YourMechanic. Based on the price (over 50% less) and the Sunday (The next day) availability, I figured it was worth a shot. Anthony just finished the job and I have to say, I was absolutely blown away. Anthony showed up on time and immediately got to work. He let me observe and explained to me everything he was doing along the way. I won't lie and say that I understood it all, but it certainly beats leaving my jeep at a shop and having no idea exactly what's going on under the hood. He had the entire job finished in under two hours, which seemed even shorter in that speaking with him. He's an incredible mechanic and the ideal go-to guy whenever there's an issue that needs to be addressed. I'd give more stars if I could, just can't recommend this guy enough.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Amazing service! Was on time and quickly completed the project. Best mechanic ever!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Centerville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis $188 $108.44 $79.99 12% $215.94
2004 Ford Ranger $300 $132.23 $167.97 16% $357.98
2012 Volvo S80 $335 $135.30 $199.97 17% $404.05
2005 Mini Cooper $723 $267.16 $455.94 17% $879.91
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 $610 $305.95 $303.96 14% $714.45
2013 Porsche Boxster $593 $384.58 $207.97 10% $664.08

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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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