Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in District Heights.

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2,123

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Maurice

31 years of experience
17 reviews
Maurice
31 years of experience

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Mr. Ben was ontime and did a great job getting me back on the road quickly! He answered my questions with no problem! It was a great pleasure to have him servicing my vehicle.

Amor

42 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
42 years of experience
Amor is simply excellent. He explained everything and answered my thousand and one questions I had. I was so excited that I stayed with him throughout the job he did and was impressed with this knowledge and thoroughness of the job he was performing. He double checked everything and made sure that I was satisfied that it is all working. Thank you Amor!

Richard

20 years of experience
237 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Very nice knowledgeable mechanic that goes above and beyond for the customer! Awesome!

Brikk

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
17 years of experience
He was very thorough and conscientious about doing the job correctly. Very polite, trustworthy, and friendly.

Mauricio

39 years of experience
85 reviews
Mauricio
39 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable and professional. He is a great mechanic.

Kiri

19 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
19 years of experience
Great job in a timely manner!

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Thoroughly professional

Theodore

15 years of experience
1198 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Great experience with Theodore! He arrived on time, replaced my daughters thermostat, water pump and belt! Was told my another shop that it would be $1100.00, this company charged way less and also gave her a new customer discount! We are very happy with the service we received! Thanks Theodore!

Jay

22 years of experience
43 reviews
Jay
22 years of experience
Jay was great! He got the job done sooner than expected. He was very knowledgeable and answered any questions I had. I’m so happy with the repair!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in District Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Element $444 $172.20 $271.96 17% $537.70
2009 Saab 9-5 $313 $145.16 $167.97 15% $370.91
2008 Dodge Caliber $261 $117.05 $143.98 15% $310.55
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL500 $535 $231.33 $303.96 16% $639.83
2007 Lincoln Navigator $333 $189.45 $143.98 12% $382.95
2009 Porsche Cayenne $965 $381.51 $583.92 17% $1166.26

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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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