Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Falls Church.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
Sami has excellent skills, kind and friendly. Came on time, showed how to fix it so that I can do it by myself next time. I highly recommend him even for a complicated works!!

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
Eugenio was very professional and friendly. He had a lot of knowledge and completed the job to a very high standard as well as checking all other systems. Highly recommend.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Fast service

Brian

17 years of experience
15 reviews
Brian
17 years of experience
Brian is a great mechanic! He was able to have my vehicle up and running in a little over an hour on a holiday weekend. He was very knowledgable and transparent about the repair which was very much appreciated.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
453 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Prompt, dependable and trustworthy. Quality work at a great price.

Andrew

9 years of experience
533 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Awesome guy

Rusty

21 years of experience
351 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Great service and very knowledgeable.

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Very detailed and explains everything fully.

Lewis

14 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
14 years of experience
Lewis was very professional I am going to recommend Lewis to anyone that I know needs mechanical work on their vehicles.

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Very good


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Falls Church?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 $291 $123.06 $167.97 16% $348.81
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix $199 $86.69 $111.98 16% $237.19
2004 Mercury Mountaineer $217 $105.26 $111.98 15% $255.76
2007 Lincoln Navigator $335 $191.39 $143.98 12% $384.89
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 $610 $305.95 $303.96 14% $714.45
2004 Jaguar X-Type $514 $329.96 $183.97 10% $577.21

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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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