Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Hickory Hills.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Tien

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Amazing, patient, and really helpful. Really happy with his service and appreciate the notes and advice he also gave. Great customer service.
Great experience, never thought it would be comforting having your vehicle being treated well. He gives you piece of mind assuring you can drive the vehicle.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Very knowledgeable & trustworthy, did everything in a timely manner & deffinatly would recommend him
Joe arrived at exactly 8am and was done at 9am...my boyfriend and I we're very pleased with the service and impressed in how he quickly and efficiently fixed my car... he was very professional and will schedule any future auto needs...

Fred

15 years of experience
335 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Knows his stuff. Great service.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
263 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe took time to explain to me just what has been done and what needed to be done.

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Did a great job and gave me other recommendations about my car . Finished in a timely manner and was a great mechanic-customer experience. I wouldn't want no one else to work on my car but Jose.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell was amazing! He arrived promptly, was very courteous and explanatory about everything he did with our car, and walked us through the process of what was going on. We really felt like he kept us in the loop on everything, and even gave us some tips on other things to do with our car to keep it perfectly! We will definitely be having Russell again for any and all mechanical needs...and we recommend you do, too!

Dominic

26 years of experience
128 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Car repair on a Sunday morning, punctual arrival and efficient service. I would be happy to use his services again.

Andrew

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

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
Steve showed up ontime and ready to do the job..He took his time and did a flawless job ... ThanKs STEVE

Theodore

14 years of experience
1078 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was great I will definitely recommend him to co workers and friends. Thank you again


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Hickory Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Camaro $638 $493.93 $143.98 7% $687.43
2006 Mercury Milan $307 $194.87 $111.98 11% $345.37
2007 Toyota Tundra $478 $198.26 $279.96 16% $574.51
2004 Lexus LS430 $790 $358.52 $431.94 15% $939.02
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $548 $307.53 $239.97 13% $630.03
2014 Porsche Cayenne $650 $426.07 $223.97 10% $727.07

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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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