Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Elkins Park.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent and very pleased!
Jeffrey is all out awesome. Professional, courteous, and on time for appointments. He is thorough in his work and explaining the work he is doing. He is top notch!

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Helped as expected!
Chris was very professional and arrived on time.

Joseph

16 years of experience
6 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joe was fantastic!!! He kept us advised to the status of the appt and even called me when he showed up EARLY!! Who does that? Joe was very personable & professional. He explained the work every step of the way and showed me the old parts and explained not just what happened but how the part failed. I highly reccommend Joe Robinson!!!

Paul

17 years of experience
205 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Oh my Lord. Paul is an excellent mechanic. I wili recommend him to anyone who needs a reliable mechanic. He is awesome......I was very impressed. Thank you Paul for getting my truck back to running.....Excellent personality. He did not leave until my truck was running like it should. Wow I wish I've known about him when I had all the issues with my truck before. I can say God sent him this morning to do what he does best being the great mechanic that he his. I will taking a 7-8 trip back to Georgia. Again thank you Paul......

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Did a great job and very helpful!

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
I still did not have a chance to drive my truck but just by him starting the truck it sounds a whole lot better. I feel the trust in the work he did just buy our conversations through out the day. I really liked our talk out his personal vehicle and what he has don't to it. I would recommend your company especially Dave.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience

James

29 years of experience
481 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James was overall a professional mechanic. He got started right away and was very informative about the issues.

Genaro

11 years of experience
266 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Fast and on time

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


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Elkins Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Honda Fit $242 $137.63 $103.98 12% $277.38
2006 Toyota Yaris $230 $85.96 $143.98 17% $279.46
2004 Kia Spectra $410 $121.96 $287.96 19% $508.96
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 $546 $305.95 $239.97 13% $628.45
2009 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $702 $438.45 $263.96 11% $793.20
2015 Audi S8 $834 $449.74 $383.95 13% $965.74

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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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