Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Downers Grove.

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4.9/5

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Martin

21 years of experience
66 reviews
Martin
21 years of experience
This is the second time Martin Torres repaired my vehicle. He did an excellent job both times. He was on time, and was friendly, answered all my questions where I understood everything. I am very pleased with the service. I’m will recommend Mr. Torres and I will use him again. Thank you Martin Torres.

Kyle

10 years of experience
28 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
On time, diagnose, get parts, repair quick and professionally.

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience
Excellent service. Excellent knowledge about toyotas. Thank you for all the help Steve

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Very professional.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Great service!

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Mike was very professional and very verbal and explaining what was going on and how things work he's one of the best mechanics I had thus far

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very nice guy, and fixed my car right away also checked everything under knee the car and told me whatelse wasn't working. Finally I got to know a very nice mechanic.!

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Very professional and pleasant person to enter act with

Damian

9 years of experience
396 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damians was on time Professional Knowledgeable & courteous

Howard

28 years of experience
92 reviews
Howard
28 years of experience
Great


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Downers Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Cruze $407 $167.48 $239.97 16% $489.98
2014 Chevrolet Express 1500 $253 $108.75 $143.98 16% $302.25
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 $255 $142.92 $111.98 13% $293.42
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $619 $314.74 $303.96 14% $723.24
2009 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2007 Porsche Boxster $600 $184.36 $415.94 19% $743.36

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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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