Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Highland Park.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,123

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Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred is an awesome mechanic. He listens to all questions you have and has knowledgeable answers,works very well and clean
Takes the time to explain everything that he is doing

Patrick

32 years of experience
1142 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick is by far the first mechanic I have felt was truly there to help

Torrieanto

11 years of experience
578 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
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First rate as always.

Anthony

16 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
16 years of experience
After getting a quote for a water pump replacement that I assumed included a solid gold water pump, I went online searching for other options and came across YourMechanic. Based on the price (over 50% less) and the Sunday (The next day) availability, I figured it was worth a shot. Anthony just finished the job and I have to say, I was absolutely blown away. Anthony showed up on time and immediately got to work. He let me observe and explained to me everything he was doing along the way. I won't lie and say that I understood it all, but it certainly beats leaving my jeep at a shop and having no idea exactly what's going on under the hood. He had the entire job finished in under two hours, which seemed even shorter in that speaking with him. He's an incredible mechanic and the ideal go-to guy whenever there's an issue that needs to be addressed. I'd give more stars if I could, just can't recommend this guy enough.

Charles

33 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
33 years of experience
Charles was wonderful arrived on time didn't what he was supposed to do and got it all fixed AG recommend him very highly

Ruben

22 years of experience
116 reviews
Ruben
22 years of experience
Ruben did a great job. My truck presented many hidden problems but Ruben worked with me to get everything resolved. I appreciate the honesty in which he assessed my truck and the options he provided to resolve them. I will definitely utilize Ruben's services in the future if the need arrises....

Joseph

26 years of experience
548 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Did a great job, knew what he was doing and was very helpful

Brian

20 years of experience
109 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Mechanic was on time and very professional . I would recommend this site to anyone

JOHNNY

32 years of experience
13 reviews
JOHNNY
32 years of experience
Johnny went above and beyond to make sure my vehicle got the necessary repairs.

Robert

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was great! New exactly what he was doing and even gave me an estimate on other work that needs to be done. I will request Robert each time I have work done!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Highland Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mazda B4000 $243 $154.70 $87.98 11% $272.95
2015 Scion tC $287 $87.35 $199.97 19% $356.10
2007 GMC Yukon $457 $288.66 $167.97 11% $514.41
2006 BMW X5 $539 $331.41 $207.97 11% $610.91
2016 BMW 228i $809 $552.60 $255.96 9% $896.60
2014 Jaguar XFR-S $522 $186.50 $335.95 18% $638.00

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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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