Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Grayslake.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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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.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is very professional, and super friendly. He explained to me how I can do the follow-up checks after the repair, and answered my questions patiently, and probably more than once. I have a long list of expensive repairs from the dealership that requires "immediate attention", Chris checked my car and told me which ones are truly urgent, which ones are not. I know little about cars, but the interaction with Chris makes me feel comfortable. I know I can trust Chris, and my car would be in good hands.
Chris is the consumate professional. He's my go-to mechanic and I'm never disappointed. He's keeping my Dodge Ram 1500 humming along like its new! Thanks Chris!

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
Friendly and expert guy ,, he knows a lot about car mechanic explained very well saved me money by diagnosing the exact issue.

Frank

6 years of experience
108 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Very professional and he really care about his job, he make sure everything was running smoothly before he leaves. I will definitely use his service again in the future.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Very clean and quick work done on our vehicle..we were on the road ahead of schedule on this day...Thanks to Raul's work!! Excellent work provided! Highly recommend Raul's services! Thanks Raul! See you soon!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
This is my 3rd time using Harish and he always gets the job done and it is never more than quoted price. He also communicates very well if there is any issue. Today he was running late, but he called with plenty of time to inform me. Normally he is early! Thanks again!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was great. Obviously very skilled mechanic....the water pump was no problem but getting the belt back on, a challenge...! Jeff clearly demonstrated experience as he had to have a different size belt for the new pump which he had to order and pick up....lengething the job time. Very cheerful and happy to accommodate.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience

Refugio

15 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
15 years of experience
Even in delivering bad news Refugio was first class. He arrived early and was very friendly and tolerant of my curious 3yr old. He left me with no questions about the repairs I needed or the service. Thank you Sir.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Grayslake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac G6 $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2014 Chrysler 300 $355 $243.19 $111.98 9% $393.69
2004 Lotus Esprit $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2015 Audi A3 $950 $469.58 $479.94 14% $1114.58
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 $606 $365.95 $239.97 11% $688.45
2010 Audi S6 $1438 $773.71 $663.91 13% $1665.96

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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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