Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Gastonia.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Anybody who knows me, knows I'm frugal...(not cheap)! So my water pump goes out in my BMW 750LI. I call Chapman BMW who wants $1,330 to fix it. Scottsdale BMW wants $1,360 to fix it. I went to YourMechanic.com where they came to my home, fixed it in my garage, cleaned everything up and did it for $465. So I SAVED about $900 and got a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE helping my friends SAVE When you need CAR WORK DONE, check out YourMechanic.com and if you're in Phoenix, ask for Peter! Incredible guy!
Peter always goes the extra step to make sure the repairs are thorough . 

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott initially came out to do a diagnostic on my truck and based off his professionalism and friendliness I wanted him to be the one to do the repairs. He was timely and efficient. So glad I got him.
This was my first experience with Your Mechanic. Scott went right to work. He took the time to explain what was going on and communicated with me throughout the process. Very pleased. Will keep Scott in mind for future services.

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Brikk was absolutely fantastic. He was polite, professional, and did an awesome job. I highly recommend hiring him.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.

Mario

13 years of experience
8 reviews
Mario
13 years of experience
Great service with care

Michael

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Great service and great price

Damian

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damians was on time Professional Knowledgeable & courteous

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Did not meet in person, spoke on phone and sounded very knowledgeable and friendly. Joe was straight forward and honest.

Rusty

48 years of experience
4 reviews
Rusty
48 years of experience
Did a great job

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Nice guy, professional work attitude. Arrived early, got the job done quickly. Provided recap of the service afterwards. Would recommend


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Gastonia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Matrix $274 $145.96 $127.98 13% $317.96
2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 $353 $161.37 $191.97 15% $419.37
2007 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2004 BMW 645Ci $933 $644.70 $287.96 9% $1031.70
2012 BMW 328i xDrive $728 $528.45 $199.97 8% $797.20
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $911 $607.20 $303.96 10% $1015.70

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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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