Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Dover.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,881

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Travis

11 years of experience
304 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Didn't meet Travis but his work spoke for himself!
Travis was very honest and up front about my water pump repair! I would highly recommend Travis to anyone! Awesome job.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1033 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
I've used Patrick now for about 4 different jobs. He's always professional, he's always on time and he's done a fine job.

Chris

20 years of experience
1599 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was really great with taking the time necessary to ensure my water pump was installed correctly and took time to clean up after himself. I look forward to hiring him again for future services.
Fixed the problem with my car and even repaired a few minor issues with my hoses. Gave me advice on other issues my car has and recommended services. 10/10

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Very professional and honest mechanic. He saved me a fortune by showing me how my local dealer was trying to cheat me. He came early and even went out of his way to buy a part for my vehicle. The dealer wanted to charge $2700 for the work, but he charged me around $400.

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Very competent, professional individual. Was on time, worked steady until the job was finished, offering advice as items surfaced. Upon completion of the job cleaned to the point as though he had never been here.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
321 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Another awesome job Jerimiah did for me in the past. Thanks again. Highly recommend this guy to anyone in need of a car repair.

Joseph

18 years of experience
427 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
He explained everything really well. What he was doing, what was wrong, and what needed to be fixed. He also let us know if he was going to be late or could get to us sooner than expected. Really professional and friendly.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Very professional, helpful, time considerate, and knows the industry of mobile vehicles. Would definitely recommend Harish Patel to others looking for great quality work in a timely matter.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
464 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Prompt, dependable and trustworthy. Quality work at a great price.

Nathan

15 years of experience
183 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Great


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Dover?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ferrari 575 M Maranello $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2011 Aston Martin DBS $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2005 Toyota Tacoma $402 $193.96 $207.97 15% $473.46
2015 Lincoln MKC $206 $77.86 $127.98 17% $249.86
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman $469 $245.46 $223.97 14% $546.46
2004 BMW M3 $688 $368.35 $319.96 13% $798.35

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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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