Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Chevy Chase.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Christopher

25 years of experience
260 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Chris is a great mechanic! Worked hard to fix my issue, was courteous,professional and kept me updated. Highly recommend him and will definitely be booking Christian to work on my vehicles in the future. Thanks Chris !
Chris is knowledgeable and professional

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
He was timely, polite and knowledgeable. Also very thorough.

Brian

12 years of experience
12 reviews
Brian
12 years of experience
Great gentleman, explained everything he was doing and was very courteous.

Alex

18 years of experience
40 reviews
Alex
18 years of experience
Alex is very good. Very patient -- not a hint of hurry from him discussing my car issues and handling my several calls on the day of the service. Everything finished in a timely manner, all old parts removed shown and gone over with me. And good discussion in general that helped to understand my car better.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
711 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Cool guy and good job

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
job well done.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was right on time! We discussed what the car was doing when it broke down and he really listened! He fixed my van and let me know what the other noise I was hearing is from. I will definitely be booking him to come back and repair any other problems I have with my car! Jose is an A+ mechanic!

Fred

15 years of experience
337 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred is an awesome mechanic. He listens to all questions you have and has knowledgeable answers,works very well and clean

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell did another job on my truck. My radiator was corroded and leaking. He changed it out and my water pump, too. Truck feels like it can breathe a lot better now. His work is impeccable, and he stayed true to the quote even though he could have got lots more dough out of me if he wanted to. Can't put a price on that. This service is the greatest.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard is very patient, very knowledgeable of my make and model of my vehicle gave me very good insights for my make and model vehicle.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Chevy Chase?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saab 9-7x $588 $299.81 $287.96 14% $686.81
2005 Saab 9-5 $322 $153.96 $167.97 15% $379.71
2006 Chrysler 300 $692 $291.64 $399.95 16% $829.14
2004 Mini Cooper $611 $267.16 $343.95 16% $729.41
2015 Infiniti Q50 $617 $145.24 $471.94 20% $779.49
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $911 $607.20 $303.96 10% $1015.70

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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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