Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Gallatin.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny showed real professionalism. He worked through severe cold to complete the needed repairs. I would definitely recommend this service to friends and family.

Juan

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Juan was a great help. He handled the repair very well and would recommend his services to anyone in need of a mechanic. Definitely would not mind him repairing my cars in the future!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven Laramee was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and quick. This was the best mechanic interaction I have had in a long time. I will absolutely use Steven again and would highly recommend Steven and yourmechanic.com. Thank you for the 5 star service!

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Great work as usual. I can always depend on Lucas to deliver!!!

John

29 years of experience
53 reviews
John
29 years of experience

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience

MARK

27 years of experience
18 reviews
MARK
27 years of experience
Got the job and gave great advice.

Jonathan

9 years of experience
40 reviews
Jonathan
9 years of experience
Honest and hard working

Emmette

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

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose arrived exactly on time and was very quick in analyzing the exact cause of the problem(water pump) which was not my initial request for service(serpentine belt replacement). He made a call for the part to be delivered to him and once it was delivered, he promptly installed it and my vehicle was back up and running in short order. He was very courteous and professional during the entire service. Seriously impressed with his workmanship and knowledge of auto repair.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Gallatin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Optima $292 $147.56 $143.98 14% $341.06
2008 GMC Savana 3500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2004 Hummer H2 $380 $203.56 $175.97 13% $440.06
2009 Cadillac STS $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman $469 $245.46 $223.97 14% $546.46
2007 Jaguar XJR $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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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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