Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Dunellen.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,123

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Chris

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris arrived on time and was very professional. He had my water pump off in minutes and everything done in about an hour. My truck runs great now.
He maintained a clean enviornment and communicated very well.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1198 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore did a great job. Fixed everything and did it well.
Theodore is always professional but not a stick if you know what I mean He's a great guy very knowledgeable.

Rigoberto

10 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
Very professional and detailed.
Rigoberto JUST A Beast! Book him.

Scott

35 years of experience
697 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
He was on time, friendly, professional, and got the job done, with helpfull tips and knowledge without being pushy.

Andrew

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Top notch, everything.

David

13 years of experience
67 reviews
David
13 years of experience
David was incredibly knowledgeable, trustworthy, and professional. He explained along the way his progress and what was wrong. He also took th time to explain how the old parts has failed. His knowledge was so vast that he finished this complicated and complex task ahead of schedule.

Jose

14 years of experience
205 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
What I would have to say about Jose is he was very knowledgeable of what needed to be done and he was able to complete his work in a timely fashion he did great work and got me back on the road right away Thank you

Jose

16 years of experience
154 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
Excellent, very knowledgeable about my vehicle, professional.

Eliseo

11 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
11 years of experience
While I was not onsite with Eliseo, he was punctual, very explainatory, proficient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Eliseo.

Charles

33 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
33 years of experience
Charles was wonderful arrived on time didn't what he was supposed to do and got it all fixed AG recommend him very highly


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
2012 Hyundai Veracruz $298 $130.46 $167.97 16% $356.21
2008 Kia Optima $297 $153.34 $143.98 14% $346.84
2010 Dodge Nitro $674 $425.95 $247.96 11% $759.20
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 $389 $180.95 $207.97 15% $460.45
2016 Audi A8 Quattro $424 $151.96 $271.96 18% $517.46
2011 Porsche 911 $949 $485.16 $463.94 14% $1108.66

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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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