Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fort George G Meade.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

19 years of experience
450 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Fast and hassle free
He explained everything really well. What he was doing, what was wrong, and what needed to be fixed. He also let us know if he was going to be late or could get to us sooner than expected. Really professional and friendly.

Peter

42 years of experience
1275 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Pete was on time, enjoyable to communicate with, and obviously knows his profession!
Peter is amazing came on time did a great job very competitive pricing. I have recommended him to all my friends."

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Thoroughly professional
Did the work great and fast. He knows what he is doing.

Joe

42 years of experience
719 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Super professional, friendly & helpful

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very nervous at first. Maxwell arrived early to my house and called to let me know he had arrived. We meet and he began to work immediately. He had brought all the tools needed for the job and I made sure he had some cold water and Gatorade and a bathroom to use while he worked. He was extremely knowledgable and answered all of my questions that I had. After a few hours he let me know the job was complete and fired up the motor! He made sure that all the mess was cleaned before he left. Maxwell was very professional and I have already made multiple phone calls to family members that want to use his service. I can guarantee that the next work I need done, I will be using Maxwell. If you're reading this review and you're nervous like I was, I promise you will not be disappointed with his service. Thanks again Maxwell!

Alejandro

10 years of experience
48 reviews
Alejandro
10 years of experience
Great guy and a great mechanic

Marco

24 years of experience
30 reviews
Marco
24 years of experience
Fast worker always on time

Dan

38 years of experience
763 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
On time, knowledgeable, honest.

Frederick

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
15 years of experience

Rod

16 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
16 years of experience
Awesome, courteous service from minute one! Way more affordable than 2 quotes I received from other local car repairs and sooo convenient! Rod was not only on-time but arrived a few minutes before the appointment. Very friendly, knowledgeable and to the point. I will NEVER repair my car with anyone else, you have a customer for life!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Fort George G Meade?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Fort George G Meade. Our mechanics in Fort George G Meade 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 Fort George G Meade.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Volkswagen Eos $754 $282.42 $471.94 17% $916.67
2013 Jeep Compass $253 $108.85 $143.98 16% $302.35
2005 GMC Yukon $344 $200.16 $143.98 12% $393.66
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350d $430 $293.91 $135.98 9% $476.66
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $540 $339.85 $199.97 11% $608.60
2012 Ford Mustang $393 $249.13 $143.98 11% $442.63

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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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