Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Glen Allen.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris, arrived on time and had the water pump installed quickly. He also informs me , on other things , that might need to be watched.. He is a very good mechanic and I would recommend him. Thank you Chris.
CHRIS WAS VERY GOOD

Juan

8 years of experience
169 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Great job 
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!

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Very professional , on time and did a great job on my beetle. Highly recommended!

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
This guy right here is an awesome mechanic, very professional and courteous person as well. Has a customer for as long as he continues his services. Thanks a lot

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
I all my 64 years I have never met or experienced a mechanic of such high standards. Duane ranks highest with me not only as a mechanic but as a solid professional. As a senior quality manager and now COO of a company it was a pleasure to meet, talk and have Duane service my SL500. The car is a 95 and thanks to Duane it's running beautiful. Thank you Duane!

Luis

13 years of experience
23 reviews
Luis
13 years of experience
highly recommend

Andrew

23 years of experience
146 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Once again Andrew was great and efficient my vehicle is running smoothly.

Chris

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He showed up on time and was very professional. He did an outstanding job within the time limit quoted. I will use Chris again whenever my vehicles need work.

Michael

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck arrived on time and worked on our truck for at least five hours for the multiple issues associated with it! He provided excellent service and the truck is running like a dream. We still have a few more things to fix and we know YourMechanic.com is the perfect fit for us. Thanks Breck! Awesome job!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Glen Allen?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Toyota Corolla $282 $145.96 $135.98 14% $328.71
2005 Mercury Mountaineer $295 $150.57 $143.98 14% $344.07
2014 Subaru Forester $433 $152.96 $279.96 18% $529.21
2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $587 $307.53 $279.96 14% $683.78
2014 BMW 750i xDrive $517 $308.70 $207.97 12% $588.20
2004 Porsche 911 $692 $372.18 $319.96 13% $802.18

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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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