Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Hillsborough.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,881

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Peter

41 years of experience
1228 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
very friendly, knowledgeable. Arrived even a bit earlier. Very good experience!!!
Pete was on time, enjoyable to communicate with, and obviously knows his profession!

Jonathan

33 years of experience
355 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Punctual and professional. Was quoted 4 hours and had the job done in 3.
Awesome Job Once again.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Chris

20 years of experience
1599 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.

Juan

20 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
20 years of experience
he was very professional and answer every question I asked him . I would definite used him again for any repairs

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Hey Jose...Thanks again for getting my car back in the road!! You've earned yourself another satisfactory rating...Keep up the good work.

Oliver

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Oliver
11 years of experience
Oliver was great and explained everything he was doing to me and my husband. Even though it was humid outside he still took his time to make sure the job was done perfectly. He also answered the 1000 questions I had I will definitely book him again if I have anymore car trouble. Thank you again

Rodric

12 years of experience
330 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Rodric was awesome!

David

14 years of experience
55 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Absolutely awesome!

Jerome

22 years of experience
410 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome arrived on time and was, simply put, the man! He fixed my car, obviously but he explained what happened to me, what caused it and was professional, polite and very friendly throughout the entire repair. In the end, he even helped me fish out my washer fluid line, which had broken and helped me fix that. Gotta say, if I even need any type of service for my car again, I will make sure to book Jerome. Thank you, Jerome, you were awesome!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Hillsborough?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ram 3500 $574 $334.30 $239.97 12% $656.80
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $217 $105.26 $111.98 15% $255.76
2006 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2015 Infiniti Q40 $609 $145.24 $463.94 20% $768.74
2013 Jaguar XJ $579 $195.30 $383.95 18% $711.30

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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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