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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
EJ is an awesome mechanic. He really knows his stuff when it comes to automobiles. You can be sure that EJ will take care of you and your vehicle. When it came to my appointment, he was on time and courteous. He also did a walk around and showed me what to look out for and what items should be next on the list.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Appointment time had to be rescheduled due to an earlier appointment running long. Plenty of notification so no real problem. When John showed up, completed the repair in less than two hours. I'm sure I would have been without a car for a day or longer had I taken to a shop. Great Job as usual.

Gregory

29 years of experience
232 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory came to my work. Had a tent and whole set up. Did the work and was great.

Rusty

21 years of experience
351 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty did a great job and got everything done in less than the estimated time. I would highly recommend!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Besides Joshua's great service, I also received great service on the phone while making the appointment, and dealing with some issues regarding getting parts. Thanks!

Dellano

16 years of experience
355 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Friendly, Honest, very knowledgeable about what he does.

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Martin was fast and friendly. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Chris is a very nice and he's very good fixing our cars.

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen is an amazing, knowledgeable and professional mechanic!!

Dan

37 years of experience
716 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
excellent very cold day and still finished the job I AM VERY HAPPY. EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE,HE EVEN RESET MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT THANK YOU ALOT.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Glen Ellyn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 GMC Savana 1500 $253 $108.75 $143.98 16% $302.25
2012 Nissan Armada $330 $169.96 $159.98 14% $384.96
2012 Ford E-250 $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2014 Lexus GS350 $348 $204.46 $143.98 12% $397.96
2014 Lexus IS250 $492 $204.46 $287.96 16% $591.46
2013 Porsche Panamera $530 $289.66 $239.97 13% $612.16

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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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