Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Harwood Heights.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
This week, I was provided with excellent service by Matthew Sims and I truly appreciate it. Thank you!

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
He was punctual and quick and personable. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family

Fabrice

18 years of experience
134 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Prompt and efficient

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
I do most of my own car work, and I'm pretty particular about repairs. I was really dreading replacing my water pump and timing belt so decided to try "Your Mechanic" and John in particular. John did a great job, he's a great guy to chat with, and he is very methodical and precise with his work. Now that I've found someone I can trust, I'll definitely be using John for future repairs.

Justin

18 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Justin was polite and professional. He completed replacement of the leaky water pump with a new one in a timely manner. I recommend him for auto repairs.

Christopher

18 years of experience
141 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Very pleased

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck arrived on time and performed repairs neatly and timely he was exceptional

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
What a professional! I was very impressed with Fred's skills, communication, and demeanor. A great experience.

Henry

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry was wonderful! He messaged to keep me in the loop as to when he would be there, and ended up staying late to make sure my car was fixed so I could get to work the next morning. So appreciated!! Would absolutely use Henry again


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Harwood Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo XC90 $901 $725.21 $175.97 6% $961.71
2004 Subaru Baja $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2014 Nissan Titan $330 $169.96 $159.98 14% $384.96
2005 Audi A4 $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
2014 Acura RDX $396 $131.56 $263.96 18% $486.31
2008 Jaguar Vanden Plas $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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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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