Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Great Lakes.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,989

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Gary

22 years of experience
12 reviews
Gary
22 years of experience
I am so glad that I met Gary, I have nothing but the best to say about him; Gary is a soft spoken person, and the best Damn mechanic I ever saw in action, it was a honor to have had such a person work on my car. Three words I have for Mr. Walker; Clean, Swift, and Smooth. Thanks for the experience.

Daniel

29 years of experience
40 reviews
Daniel
29 years of experience
Knows his stuff

Genaro

12 years of experience
282 reviews
Genaro
12 years of experience
On time, efficient, informative, and would not hesitate in having him complete other repairs as needed.

Jose

16 years of experience
36 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience

Jonathan

34 years of experience
367 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Jonathan was very professional and knowledgeable. He showed up on time and completed the requested repairs in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend his services.

Luis

11 years of experience
72 reviews
Luis
11 years of experience
Great experience. Would recommend.

Ben

40 years of experience
1142 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Thanks Ben!

Raz

11 years of experience
10 reviews
Raz
11 years of experience
Very professional. Great job.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Arrived on time and fixed my car pretty fast. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who wants there car or truck fixed right!

Jose

9 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Good service / very prompt


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Great Lakes?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Scion xB $426 $154.36 $271.96 17% $519.86
2005 Volvo XC90 $884 $707.61 $175.97 6% $944.11
2016 Ford Focus $156 $76.40 $79.99 14% $183.90
2015 Audi Q3 $775 $430.79 $343.95 13% $893.04
2015 Lexus GS450h $554 $274.47 $279.96 14% $650.72
2015 Lexus RC F $436 $268.46 $167.97 11% $494.21

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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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