Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Gainesville.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,841

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
446 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was awesome. Very polite and professional, he had no problem answering any questions I had. Will definitely request him in the future.
Prompt, dependable and trustworthy. Quality work at a great price.

Fernando

11 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
11 years of experience
Fernando was very knowledgeable. His kind and respectful personality put my stressful mind at ease. He was confident and reassuring. When i had questions, he had no problems answering them. He was efficient. Fast and detailed in his work ethic. I will have no problems recommending Fernando to my friends and family.

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Helped as expected!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Thank you, Joshua!! I've taken my car to the dealership for tune-ups ever since I bought it in 2006. They overcharge but I never had time to research a new mechanic, much less take it somewhere new. The last time I took my car in, the dealership said I needed some work done and quoted me a BIG price. Based on a friend's review here, I made an appt w/ YourMechanic and am VERY pleased. Not only did he do great work, he was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and did the work for a third of the dealership's quote. I already recommended YourMechanic and Joshua to my dad.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Good service / very prompt

AL

10 years of experience
162 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
All was very prompt and professional. He explained what needed to do and made sure to explain why. I am very happy with the service.

Christopher

25 years of experience
254 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
This is the second time I have use this service and Christopher is great, professional and knows what he is doing. Thanks and I do recommend YourMechanic, it's cool the mechanic comes to you and it's cheaper.

Zave

15 years of experience
23 reviews
Zave
15 years of experience
Zave was on time for the appointment and pinpointed the exact problem with ease. Having mechanics in my family, he is very knowledgeable and the experience shows. 8 would definitely work with Zave again and I appreciate him getting to the root of the problem.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose did good work quickly and professionally. I would hire him again any time.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Showed up on time and was very professional. Definitely would recommend to others.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Gainesville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mazda 6 $182 $93.84 $87.98 14% $212.09
2010 Toyota 4Runner $407 $182.76 $223.97 15% $483.76
2006 Ford Freestar $378 $162.14 $215.97 16% $452.39
2012 BMW X5 $525 $301.09 $223.97 12% $602.09
2004 BMW 745i $525 $221.41 $303.96 16% $629.91
2008 Porsche Cayman $670 $397.69 $271.96 12% $763.19

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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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