Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Clayton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
I was pleasanty surprised to get the excellent service, professional demeanor and politeness of this man. He listened to my concerns which was fantastic. His knowledge, thoroughness is someone I hope is utilized by many others.
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Provided parts and service as expected.

Travis

11 years of experience
309 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
We have had Travis out multiple times for our family cars. Very professional, fair, and does great work. Very happy we found your mechanic as it has saved us tons of money.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
He was very professional and personable.. he did not leave until he was sure that the car was running like it was supposed to and that I was satisfied

Philip

12 years of experience
17 reviews
Philip
12 years of experience
Very professional and courteous, and showed up early. Did a fantastic job, finished on time, explained everything and very up front. Highly recommended!

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
Fantastic Mechanic. Will use him again!

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco was more than punctual and was able to replace my water pump extremely fast! Rocco was also extremely personable, walking me through what he had done and giving me advice on other car care processes. I would recommend his services to anyone who has car trouble and is looking for quick, professional service.

Paul

17 years of experience
201 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Excellent Service, on time, and completed within time frame discussed. Would use him again and I highly recommend him.

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
The best its all i can say, i already been using your mechanic like 4 times and always the same expierence with ben , would recommend to everybody


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Clayton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2006 Mercury Milan $307 $194.87 $111.98 11% $345.37
2012 Nissan Versa $253 $157.16 $95.98 11% $286.16
2011 Mercedes-Benz G550 $758 $438.45 $319.96 12% $868.45
2009 BMW 328i $728 $528.45 $199.97 8% $797.20
2008 Audi S5 $1182 $773.71 $407.94 10% $1321.96

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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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