Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Columbus.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great mechanic and very polite! I'd rather deal with a polite, knowledgable mechanic than a shop or dea'er service any day.
I wasnt home when he came, but the repair was done and at the time scheduled. Pricing and service were great. Cant ask for more.

Peter

41 years of experience
1235 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter is great!!! He is excellent at his job and very knowledgable. He has worked on bobth of our cars!! I trust him and that is saying a lot. I don't hesitate recommending him to others.
Anybody who knows me, knows I'm frugal...(not cheap)! So my water pump goes out in my BMW 750LI. I call Chapman BMW who wants $1,330 to fix it. Scottsdale BMW wants $1,360 to fix it. I went to YourMechanic.com where they came to my home, fixed it in my garage, cleaned everything up and did it for $465. So I SAVED about $900 and got a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE helping my friends SAVE When you need CAR WORK DONE, check out YourMechanic.com and if you're in Phoenix, ask for Peter! Incredible guy!

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph went above and beyond to figure what was not working when the initial part did not completely fix the pickup.

Fred

15 years of experience
335 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Takes the time to explain everything that he is doing

Jonathan

33 years of experience
362 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Good job

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
Thanks to YourMechanic.com and to Mr Joseph for fixing our vehicle. Our fuel pump was under warranty and Mr Joseph came in this morning and replaced it at no charge to us plus did other needed repairs. He was very professional, friendly plus had a great attitude working under extreme hot temperature. Thanks again!

Brian

16 years of experience
74 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Arrived early and went right to work!!!

Kemoy

20 years of experience
58 reviews
Kemoy
20 years of experience
On time quick efficient and super nice! Thank again for saving me $250+

Alejandro

9 years of experience
48 reviews
Alejandro
9 years of experience
Great guy and a great mechanic

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Great and quick


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Columbus?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford Five Hundred $409 $265.16 $143.98 10% $458.66
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee $311 $167.37 $143.98 13% $360.87
2009 Scion xD $762 $145.96 $615.92 21% $973.71
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $630 $438.45 $191.97 9% $696.45
2015 Cadillac CTS $718 $493.93 $223.97 9% $794.93
2014 Jaguar XJ $395 $195.30 $199.97 14% $464.05

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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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