Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Columbia.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Peter

41 years of experience
1247 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Pete was on time, extremely thorough accessing my cars major issues. Very professional, friendly and couteous.
Peter Pryke did an excellent job! High marks all the way around for him. He was very professional and knowledgeable overall. He totally earned by trust and I will not hesitate to have him work on my E55 AMG again as needed.

Travis

11 years of experience
320 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Great service and attention to detail. Cheers. Sorry about the landlord being a douche. :)
Travis was very honest and up front about my water pump repair! I would highly recommend Travis to anyone! Awesome job.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
I had an appointment today to replace the broken water pump on my '89 Honda Accord. Tien actually arrived a bit early for the job- not easy as I live on a winding street in the Berkeley Hills- and completed it with some time to spare even! He was very courteous, competent and professional. I am delighted with his and Your Mechanic's service and would highly recommend both! Len B Berkeley, CA

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
My wife and I have been looking for a good and honest mechanic, I believe we have found one in Steve!

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
I was nervous about using this company but decided to take a chance. Chris was the mechanic that came to replace my water pump. Chris was 2.5 hours early, and he went right to work. Due to His professionalism, great attitude, honesty/integrity and willingness to go the extra mile, I'll be using "Your Mechanic" again, and my mechanic will be Chris. I've had my share of mechanics in my 70 yrs, and I put Chris at the top of my list. I got the best service, the best price and the best mechanic.
Very friendly and thorough, walked me through all I needed to know about the problems.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
I wasn't there but my roommate said Tony was very nice as he was to me each time we spoke... Thanks Tony

Kevin

21 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
21 years of experience
Kevin was on time and very professional and did a great job! Really took his time making sure water pump and radiator were working perfect before he left. He explained the process as this was my first time using YourMechanic.com, Going to be requesting him on all auto repairs.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose arrived exactly on time and was very quick in analyzing the exact cause of the problem(water pump) which was not my initial request for service(serpentine belt replacement). He made a call for the part to be delivered to him and once it was delivered, he promptly installed it and my vehicle was back up and running in short order. He was very courteous and professional during the entire service. Seriously impressed with his workmanship and knowledge of auto repair.

Abdul

9 years of experience
408 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Smooth as glass

Wendy

9 years of experience
10 reviews
Wendy
9 years of experience
Elliot, as she goes by, was tremendous as my mechanic and as a person. She efficiently fixed my water pump quickly and surely. She will be my mechanic from now on.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Kia Sportage $840 $639.71 $199.97 7% $908.46
2015 Volvo XC60 $370 $89.99 $279.96 20% $466.24
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 $353 $161.37 $191.97 15% $419.37
2004 Lexus LS430 $790 $358.52 $431.94 15% $939.02
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2011 Lexus IS F $508 $219.96 $287.96 16% $606.96

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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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