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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
It took quite a while to get the issue resolved and now I have 2 new issues. No water from my windshield washers. May be a water hose issue. Now my air conditioner will only blow air through the defroster vents. May be a vacuum hose not connected issue.
Jamahl called to let me know that he was running late and when he arrived, he did a great job replacing the water pump. He is very professional, courteous and polite. He is a very good mechanic and I would recommend him to all of my friends.

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was on time with his appointments with me. He did a great job and even went beyond his job
thanks chris outstanding job

Nicholas

9 years of experience
262 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Damn good mechanic!

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Excellent service! Highly recommend!

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.

Lucas

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

Sedat

18 years of experience
19 reviews
Sedat
18 years of experience
tech called before arrival, explained everything, fixed everything.... Have to admit; I was skeptical, while looking for a mechanic..... Not anymore.... If I ever need a mechanic again,I will only want Sedat !!!!!! Your # is on SPEED DIAL.....Thanks

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier was very professional and showed up on time. He explained everything to me and was very clean, neat and thorough. We will be using Xavier in the future if we need a mechanic.

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Great mechanic, very knowledgeable!

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
He fixed everything in a timely manner. I would recommend again.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Durham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saab 9-7x $504 $215.56 $287.96 16% $602.56
2004 Honda Insight $287 $143.24 $143.98 14% $336.74
2004 Hyundai Accent $364 $123.56 $239.97 18% $446.06
2013 BMW X1 $809 $568.80 $239.97 9% $891.30
2014 Audi Q5 $766 $454.39 $311.96 12% $873.64
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $765 $525.51 $239.97 9% $848.01

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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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