Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Elmhurst.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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David

14 years of experience
56 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Showed up and right off the bat I could tell he was extremely knowledgeable. He worked very hard and when he didn't have the right part drove to the local part store and got it. Worked in the heat despite how hot it got and was always smiling. Would totally book David again.
Great mechanic finished on time, very kind and professional

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Amazing person. While on the job the timing cover of the engine cracked, not his fault. He did not show any frustration. Went ahead immediately calling around for the part. Found and picked the part at a junk yard which took him an additional 3 hours due to the drive and having to take apart the other vehicle. Also, picked up bolts (only needed one) Came back with the same awesome attitude and completed the job.
James was polite, punctual & knowledgeable about working on my vehicle. I will recommend James to others without hesitation.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Timely service!

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
On time and very knowledgeable

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Excellent service, very reasonable pricing

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Arrived on time and fixed my car pretty fast. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who wants there car or truck fixed right!

Refugio

15 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
15 years of experience
Even in delivering bad news Refugio was first class. He arrived early and was very friendly and tolerant of my curious 3yr old. He left me with no questions about the repairs I needed or the service. Thank you Sir.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
First class service and knowledge of job..

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Great Experience!

Christopher

25 years of experience
260 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Excellent all the way! Very knowledgeable, honest, and to the point. Great guy in general. Excellent mechanic and very thorough. Thanks!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Elmhurst?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Raider $225 $113.06 $111.98 14% $263.56
2009 Chevrolet Uplander $186 $74.06 $111.98 17% $224.56
2008 Hyundai Tucson $362 $121.96 $239.97 18% $444.46
2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 $702 $302.08 $399.95 16% $839.58
2006 Acura CSX $292 $147.94 $143.98 14% $341.44
2005 Dodge Viper $326 $230.45 $95.98 9% $359.45

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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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