Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Des Plaines.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,984

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John

26 years of experience
457 reviews
John
26 years of experience
Exceptional job
Great Fast Service.

Peter

42 years of experience
1270 reviews
Peter
42 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.
Called ahead of time to see if he could do the job earlier in the day than was scheduled. Arrived on time and did a great job replacing my water pump.

Fernando

12 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
12 years of experience
Fernando was very diligent, methodical and organized. He was very calm at freeing up a stuck fan clutch. I would use his services again.

Jasmine

22 years of experience
102 reviews
Jasmine
22 years of experience
Jasmine was great kept me informed that he was running behind....came out and replaced water pump

David

41 years of experience
220 reviews
David
41 years of experience
Fantastic Mechanic. Will use him again!

Ruben

13 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
13 years of experience
This is the type of mechanic you want to work on your car. I have all late model vehicles. My friend of 30 years is a master mechanic and concurred with all recommendations. Reuben was timely, efficient and courteous. My wife is a very dercerning person and she was comfortable with him. He explained the process, recommend options and when there was a problem offered solutions. I would definitely book him again.

Christopher

26 years of experience
265 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
My experience with Chris was great. He saved me around %25 on my quote. He worked until the job was done and until I was satisfied even though it felt like 110 degrees in the shade. Thanks Chris and your mechanic for a great job. Thanks too to Jerold in the warranty dept. He went above and beyond any other place of business I've encountered.

Carlos

15 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Excellent job. Was kind of enough to do a complete exam of my car and explain what my car needs in detail.

Jordan

8 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
8 years of experience
Very honest and does the job right. I highly recommend Jordan and will be using him again.

Dan

38 years of experience
753 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Friendly and professional. Knew the task at hand very well. Very efficient, completed the job in a timely manner.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Des Plaines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $423 $278.86 $143.98 10% $472.36
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $369 $257.28 $111.98 9% $407.78
2006 Volkswagen Golf $401 $192.92 $207.97 15% $472.42
2013 Lexus GS450h $464 $184.37 $279.96 17% $560.62
2006 Cadillac Escalade $344 $199.96 $143.98 12% $393.46
2015 BMW M4 $579 $363.47 $215.97 11% $653.72

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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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