Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Clayton.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.
Lee is polite and professional and would recommend

Anthony

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Anthony
18 years of experience
He was late on the original day of the repair and I had to wait almost an entire week to get things taken care of from then on.
Mr. Clark definitely went out of his way for me. Especially after having so many issues with the yourmechanic parts department. I’ll have him come back soon to keep working on the things my car needs replaced

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
CHRIS WAS VERY GOOD
Chris is very professional, and super friendly. He explained to me how I can do the follow-up checks after the repair, and answered my questions patiently, and probably more than once. I have a long list of expensive repairs from the dealership that requires "immediate attention", Chris checked my car and told me which ones are truly urgent, which ones are not. I know little about cars, but the interaction with Chris makes me feel comfortable. I know I can trust Chris, and my car would be in good hands.

Matthew

31 years of experience
666 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great mechanic
He's super courteous and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely use Matthew again.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great guy, prompt did the job right and communicated well. I will ask for him next time !

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was a very good mechanic and very knowledgeable, will recommend him to others

Tabitha

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Super fast and thorough.

Bryant

10 years of experience
296 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
He is great. Bryant was very attentive and didn't mind answering all the questions I asked in regards to my repairs. I would gladly have him work on my car again.

Michael

14 years of experience
507 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
As a first time user I was very happy with the service. Michael was on time, did the work flawlessly and was very courteous. ...all in my driveway. How awesome is that?! Thank you.

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Frank did an absolutely fantastic job, extremely knowledgeable and went above my expectations.


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
2015 Ford Fusion $500 $163.85 $335.95 18% $615.35
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $261 $133.42 $127.98 14% $305.42
2006 Chevrolet Equinox $214 $102.44 $111.98 15% $252.94
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 $614 $438.45 $175.97 8% $674.95
2005 Audi A6 Quattro $427 $251.46 $175.97 12% $487.96
2011 Porsche 911 $932 $468.26 $463.94 14% $1091.76

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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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