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5/5

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Joe

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Joe did a great job
Fast and efficient work

Genaro

11 years of experience
271 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.
Great experience....definitely would use service again....

Chuy

12 years of experience
110 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
After getting a quote from one of the big chains, I contacted Chuy. I couldn't have been more happy about that choice. He saved me hundreds of dollars and unnecessary work. Any future repairs and I'm calling Chuy.
I had a great experience with Chuy. He was very knowledgeable, and friendly and easy to understand and work with.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
711 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
My 2nd service appointment with Rigoberto. He’s timely, professional and willing to explain the “how” and “why” of repairs and discuss options.
He was on time and very professional. Will be doing business again.

Johari

25 years of experience
21 reviews
Johari
25 years of experience

Frank

6 years of experience
118 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.

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
Friendly and expert guy ,, he knows a lot about car mechanic explained very well saved me money by diagnosing the exact issue.

Jay

21 years of experience
37 reviews
Jay
21 years of experience
Jay was great! He got the job done sooner than expected. He was very knowledgeable and answered any questions I had. I’m so happy with the repair!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
501 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great guy, very professional, very knowledgeable, 100% GREAT MECHANIC.

Joseph

18 years of experience
21 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was fantastic! He arrived early. Fixed the problem quickly and answered all my questions along the way. Joseph also offered a lot of useful tips to avoid future problems with my car. I would definitely trust Joseph to work on my car again! Joseph you're awesome! Thank so much!!!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Chicago?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty $445 $284.96 $159.98 11% $499.96
2014 Ram ProMaster 1500 $620 $508.16 $111.98 5% $658.66
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $587 $307.53 $279.96 14% $683.78
2015 Cadillac XTS $389 $197.27 $191.97 14% $455.27
2004 Porsche Cayenne $743 $398.67 $343.95 13% $860.92

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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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