Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Crystal Lake.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
My car was leaking coolant and making noise. I figured it was the water pump. I started looking for a a auto repair shop that could get me in asap and at a reasonable price . Came across Your Mechanic I filled out form for a quote I was shocked on how much cheaper your mechanic was to a shop. JEFF was my mechanic was on time was very nice and professional. I was very happy with JEFF and would recommend your mechanic to every one instead of a repair shop. Very happy and now I have a very good mechanic and his name is Jeff with Your mechanic. Thank You JEFF and Your Mechanic Helena Da veiga
JEFF WAS TOPS... WONDERFUL customer service... so nice to talk to... and he explained everything about what he was doing... but made it sound simple to understand... i think he did it in an amazing timespan... just a heart of gold... if there were more 'stars' id click them... tops... wonderful... JOHN FUNCHION

Daniel

9 years of experience
58 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Daniel is a top notch mechanic, above and beyond is not enough to describe him... i won't hesitate to recommend him to family and friends

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
He show on time and did a great job.

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience
David was incredibly knowledgeable, trustworthy, and professional. He explained along the way his progress and what was wrong. He also took th time to explain how the old parts has failed. His knowledge was so vast that he finished this complicated and complex task ahead of schedule.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Excellent all the way! Very knowledgeable, honest, and to the point. Great guy in general. Excellent mechanic and very thorough. Thanks!

Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred is an awesome mechanic. He listens to all questions you have and has knowledgeable answers,works very well and clean

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Good

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe is the best experience I have had with a mechanic. And this is coming from someone who was in the car business for over 10 years working around mechanics.

Sha

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Sha
35 years of experience
Highly satisfied with the whole process, clarity in communication, ease of setting up the appointment, punctuality and high quality of service. Will certainly recommend both Sha Owens and YourMechanic.com to friends and colleagues.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Very courteous and respectful. Glad I chose this company.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Crystal Lake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Traverse $543 $182.76 $359.95 18% $666.51
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $616 $216.52 $399.95 18% $754.02
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $346 $169.96 $175.97 14% $406.46
2008 Audi A5 Quattro $564 $243.71 $319.96 16% $673.71
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $548 $307.53 $239.97 13% $630.03
2015 Porsche Cayenne $548 $395.90 $151.98 8% $600.15

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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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How can we help?

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