Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Ellicott City.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,990

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Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien Wes very good he knows his job,and he is very careful with hard jobs.
He did a great job. He was fast and efficient.

Brian

18 years of experience
15 reviews
Brian
18 years of experience
Brian was great, he was very knowledgeable and honest. He was able to answer all of my questions. I felt that he was honest and gave me honest recommendations for the services I needed instead of just saying I needed services that I could do without in order for me to spend more money ( as a shop would do)

Dan

38 years of experience
756 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Dan is always on- time and very efficient with a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend him for any job needed because he will complete it correctly the first time.

Deane

10 years of experience
293 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
Deane is the friendliest mechanic I have ever met in my life. I would highly recommend him, he's very easy to talk to, and is a fantastically skilled mechanic as well. He fixed my issue quickly, and after the fact showed me the old parts and why they were causing issues. 10/10 would recommend, Deane is my go to from here on out. Great service! Thanks, Deane!

Robert

30 years of experience
572 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert was on time. He cleaned up the area after fixing the car. And, Robert took a few minutes to explain what would happen during the job, as well as what other future work might be necessary. Courteous, focused, efficient yet conversational. Thank you Robert for getting this vehicle mobile again.

Jose

9 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Punctual, courteous and professional

Travis

12 years of experience
345 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
Didn't meet Travis but his work spoke for himself!

Corey

26 years of experience
31 reviews
Corey
26 years of experience
Worked very hard to make sure everything was taken care of and just right. Met and exceeded expectations. Someone you can trust working on your car!

Matthew

25 years of experience
27 reviews
Matthew
25 years of experience
As I first met Matthew on introduction I got the sense that he was going to be as fussy as I when it comes down to cars ,and my thoughts were rite. He is an asset that you should not loose. Matthew was very respectful, extremely thorough and meticulous while working on my car.

Manuel

40 years of experience
132 reviews
Manuel
40 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Ellicott City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Jetta City $558 $85.85 $471.94 22% $720.10
2006 Volvo XC90 $884 $707.61 $175.97 6% $944.11
2016 Kia Soul EV $258 $121.57 $135.98 15% $304.32
2007 Mercedes-Benz R500 $458 $218.03 $239.97 15% $540.53
2012 Infiniti FX50 $306 $162.36 $143.98 13% $355.86
2010 Audi S4 $421 $221.27 $199.97 14% $490.02

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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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