Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Forest Hill.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent as usual
Chris is the consumate professional. He's my go-to mechanic and I'm never disappointed. He's keeping my Dodge Ram 1500 humming along like its new! Thanks Chris!

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
EJ is an awesome mechanic. He really knows his stuff when it comes to automobiles. You can be sure that EJ will take care of you and your vehicle. When it came to my appointment, he was on time and courteous. He also did a walk around and showed me what to look out for and what items should be next on the list.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Great mechanic !! knows his stuff has tools to do job. respectfull of customer needs. Thank You sir !!!!

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Great. Scheduling was hectic.

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Very helpful and knowledgeable about my vehicle

Kenneth

18 years of experience
483 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth is a TOP NOTCH mechanic! He came out to do warranty repair on a water pump. He has to work in low-light conditions and never complained. He replaced the part promptly and got me back and running in no time. Kenneth is an honest, intelligent, articulate, and very capable mechanic.

Napoleon

25 years of experience
146 reviews
Napoleon
25 years of experience
everything went very smoothly

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Excellent! Will return for other work in the future.

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Awesome work! Michael is a highly skilled pro just as his profile indicates. Michael got the job done fast and left my driveway clean. I will definitely hire Michael again and refer him to all my family, friends, and neighbors.

Blissel

2 years of experience
38 reviews
Blissel
2 years of experience
Blissel was awesome...really took the time to do the job right and very courteous. Would highly recommended his services in the future. Thank you Your Mechanic.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Forest Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Savana 1500 $380 $203.56 $175.97 13% $440.06
2004 Ford E-150 $235 $98.99 $135.98 16% $281.74
2012 Hyundai Sonata $427 $227.46 $199.97 13% $496.21
2005 BMW 325Ci $482 $161.95 $319.96 18% $591.95
2006 Audi A6 Quattro $427 $251.46 $175.97 12% $487.96
2010 Jaguar XJ $458 $186.42 $271.96 16% $551.92

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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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