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

1,945

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Duane

23 years of experience
378 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
I all my 64 years I have never met or experienced a mechanic of such high standards. Duane ranks highest with me not only as a mechanic but as a solid professional. As a senior quality manager and now COO of a company it was a pleasure to meet, talk and have Duane service my SL500. The car is a 95 and thanks to Duane it's running beautiful. Thank you Duane!
What a outstanding process this has been. Duane was awesome!!! Highly recommend him for any machanical work needed to be done. He text me to let me know he was enroute, arrived early and went right to work. He is excellent and I will definitely use him again for all my mechanical needs. Great Mechanic

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He was nice, answered any questions, on time, good person to work with
He was great. He fixed my car in the time he said and he even fixed the sensor on my garage door! I highly recommend him

Bill

31 years of experience
9 reviews
Bill
31 years of experience
Bill arrived early and completed the repairs in good time. He also told me about the other problems my car had, but did not attempt to strongarm me into fixing them immediately, which I could not have afforded. I fully intend to book a follow-up as soon as I can afford it, and I hope to get Bill again.

Cody

10 years of experience
13 reviews
Cody
10 years of experience
Cody did an amazing job. Very curious did the job in a timely manner if I need to use this service again he will be the one I ask for!

Edmundas

15 years of experience
30 reviews
Edmundas
15 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable.

Peter

41 years of experience
1257 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience

Travis

9 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
He's a wonderful mechanic he knows what he doing will love for him to continue working on car if need anymore work done Thank you Travis

Jesus

13 years of experience
5 reviews
Jesus
13 years of experience
Finished previous job early, so showed up early to our house. Had no issues getting the water pump switched out, and even used the battery from his truck to test the jeep since it had been sitting there awhile it needs a charge.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience

Garrison

7 years of experience
29 reviews
Garrison
7 years of experience
Garrison was professional and knowledgeable.


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
2006 GMC Savana 2500 $925 $260.88 $663.91 19% $1153.13
2014 Subaru Forester $433 $152.96 $279.96 18% $529.21
2010 Toyota Tundra $786 $393.96 $391.95 14% $920.71
2006 Audi A4 $571 $251.46 $319.96 16% $681.46
2014 BMW 435i $1102 $861.79 $239.97 6% $1184.29
2004 Jaguar XJ8 $442 $201.96 $239.97 15% $524.46

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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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