Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Homewood.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
He just knows his stuff. Thank you Robert!
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Warren

13 years of experience
64 reviews
Warren
13 years of experience
He was incredibly knowledgeable and well organized. I was amazed how efficient he was able to execute the task and knowledgeable about his field of expertise.
Super friendly and informative.

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
I was definitely a little hesitant/skeptical about a mobile mechanic to get work done on my car, but that hesitation has definitely gone away. Duane was punctual (actually showed up early), professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I had initially booked two areas that needed work done, but was able to easily add another job based on symptoms I had described and Duane was able to confirm. He was able to pick up additional parts nearby and get the job done in a timely manner. I will definitely be using Duane in the future for any mechanic needs and would recommend him to others!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was very friendly, courteous, and professional, and he did a great job on diagnosing and repairing my car. He was very communicative the whole time, which I appreciated. My car sounds, feels and drives much better. Thanks, Patrick!

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Always a great job!

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
On time very professional

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David performed several jobs for me today on my 2004 Toyota Corolla S. While changing the front brake pads, as scheduled, he pointed out that they could go several more months before needing to be changed. I wouldn't have known the difference one way or another and he could have just kept silent and made the $140 extra which he was scheduled to make all along. Thanks for the heads-up David! See you soon.

Chris

13 years of experience
104 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was on time and did a great job and was very fast. Thanks Chris for getting back on the road and back to work.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Homewood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Fiat 500 $508 $227.90 $279.96 15% $604.15
2009 Dodge Challenger $508 $291.64 $215.97 12% $581.89
2009 Kia Spectra $402 $121.96 $279.96 19% $498.21
2006 BMW 760i $664 $360.25 $303.96 13% $768.75
2008 Lexus LS460 $388 $219.96 $167.97 12% $445.71
2008 Jaguar S-Type $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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