Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Chesapeake.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nate knows his cars, very professional and experienced, I have no problem recommending him for your repair needs. Outstanding Work Nate!!
It was my first time using this service so I didn't know what to expect. After all is said and done I am so glad I did. Nathaniel was very professional and knowledgeable concerning the repair but his real value is that he is a very personable and friendly guy. I enjoyed our conversation during the repair as we had a lot of things in common. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great mechanic and person.

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Rockstar!

David

24 years of experience
71 reviews
David
24 years of experience
David was awesome! Very knowledgeable and very quick! He changed my water pump in my driveway in less than an hour and a half. He was also very kind and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone.

Jordan

7 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
7 years of experience
Jordan was great to work with. He communicated well and answered all of my questions.

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!

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Awesome work! Michael is a highly skilled pro just as his profile indicates. Michael got the job done fast and left my driveway clean. I will definitely hire Michael again and refer him to all my family, friends, and neighbors.

Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
Benjamin was great. Thank you.

Brian

16 years of experience
74 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Brian was best service on car I have ever had...and being 59, I have had a lot!

Eric

27 years of experience
15 reviews
Eric
27 years of experience
A great help! Wonderful work.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
I am very pleased with the service I received from YourMechanic and Godwin.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Chesapeake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Subaru Impreza $694 $493.69 $199.97 9% $762.44
2005 GMC Safari $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2009 Volkswagen Beetle $730 $209.96 $519.93 19% $908.71
2012 BMW 528i xDrive $825 $568.80 $255.96 9% $912.80
2013 BMW 535i $782 $565.95 $215.97 8% $856.20
2013 BMW M5 $1157 $916.70 $239.97 6% $1239.20

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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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