Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Dunellen.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,841

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Daniel

16 years of experience
64 reviews
Daniel
16 years of experience
Daniel made our truck repair smooth and painless. He spoke to me (someone who knows nothing about cars/trucks) with respect. He got the job done quickly and efficiently. I will definitely refer family and friends to him.
Dan was very professional and knowledgeable. Would trust him to repair any of my automobiles

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was very professional, courteous, and knowledgable. Harish called an hour before my appointment to advise that he was on the way. I had my water pump and thermostat replaced on my 2006 BMW 525i. In total it took less than three hours to replace the parts. Harish left my grange as clean or cleaner than it was before he arrived. I will book Harish again for my future mechanical needs.
Showed up on time and has been very helpful

Chris

34 years of experience
13 reviews
Chris
34 years of experience
Very competent mechanic but arrived 2.5 hours late and his van ran out of gas in my driveway. I offered to walk his gas can to gas station to get him more gas in order that he could finish the repair. Unfortunately, repair didn’t fix my problem but I knew this was a possibility going into the job. Not his fault. Definitely an unusual experience overall to say the least.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was quick and took time to explain when I had some questions. Fast and clean job!

Joseph

40 years of experience
55 reviews
Joseph
40 years of experience
Joseph was very professional....Great work...And the best thing is they come to you with a fair price...Good job Your Mechanic and my mechanic Joseph...

Michael

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Michael
35 years of experience
Michael is THE MAN! After having my water pump break on my VW, I was looking at a steep repair bill with a typical mechanic/garage. Good thing I checked out YourMechanic, because this great service was able to save me $400 on what I would have paid at a typical repair shop. Michael was an incredible resource and provided EXCELLENT service. Specifically, my HOA was not pleased I hired YourMechanic to do the repair in my apartment garage, but Michael handled the situation like a true professional. Instead of it becoming an issue, he found me an alternate location to have the car towed to so he could finish the repair. Amazing service. I couldn't be happier and I can't wait till you guys come to SF fulltime!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John is fantastic. He went above and beyond what I expected. I will use him again when needed and will also recommend him to my friends. THANKS JOHN!

Manuel

30 years of experience
268 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
excellent, a Pro

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Very good

Richard

19 years of experience
459 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
To me, one of the most important things to expect from a Mechanic that comes to you , is Reliability....and this is one of Richards Top qualities !!!! He is Very Reliable , even when it rains lightly... and I really appreciate that !!! The service that was done on my Jeep was Excellent and quick. He arrived on time and was done fast. Thanks again for having Richard as one of Your Mechanics !!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Dunellen?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Scion xB $434 $161.96 $271.96 17% $527.46
2007 Dodge Magnum $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2009 Volkswagen CC $581 $109.18 $471.94 21% $743.43
2009 BMW 528i xDrive $744 $528.45 $215.97 9% $818.70
2006 Mercedes-Benz C350 $398 $182.45 $215.97 15% $472.70
2015 Porsche Cayman $691 $483.29 $207.97 9% $762.79

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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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