Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Chicago Ridge.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Jerome

22 years of experience
395 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome arrived on time and was, simply put, the man! He fixed my car, obviously but he explained what happened to me, what caused it and was professional, polite and very friendly throughout the entire repair. In the end, he even helped me fish out my washer fluid line, which had broken and helped me fix that. Gotta say, if I even need any type of service for my car again, I will make sure to book Jerome. Thank you, Jerome, you were awesome!

Carl

8 years of experience
6 reviews
Carl
8 years of experience
Always get exceptional work from Yourmechanic

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Gave me a ton of information, extremely helpful especially considering I have an upcoming road trip. Very glad he worked on my car.

Ben

27 years of experience
59 reviews
Ben
27 years of experience
very good. he is personable, knowledgeable .

Joe

13 years of experience
351 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Professional

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.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
great job on time got job done with no problems

Dia

30 years of experience
51 reviews
Dia
30 years of experience
Dias was early which was great. He was courteous and professional. Would love for him to work on my car again

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Arrived a half hour early and during the water pump replacement, he also cleaned out the entire cooling system. Peter also showed me a frayed cable that should be replaced soon, although it's work he doesn't perform. But really appreciate being shown the part that does need work.

Carlos

19 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
19 years of experience
Good service, gets the job done and gives good, honest advice.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Chicago Ridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2009 Volkswagen Passat CC $581 $109.18 $471.94 21% $743.43
2015 GMC Canyon $318 $197.77 $119.98 11% $359.02
2009 Mercedes-Benz R320 $540 $299.95 $239.97 13% $622.45
2004 BMW X3 $338 $161.95 $175.97 15% $398.45
2005 Audi S4 $641 $273.16 $367.95 16% $767.66

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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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