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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service in Indianapolis

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5/5

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Milenko

15 years of experience
75 reviews
Milenko
15 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable regarding repairing my auto. Thank you so much.
This was my first experience with YourMechanic.com (or any mobile mechanic services) and I was really impressed. At the time I ordered, Milenko was assigned as my service provider and I was able to read his reviews before committing. He had 57 reviews, nearly all 5-star, nothing under a 4. Mike was professional, super efficient and a great communicator. He explained what he was going to do, worked quickly, and then explained what he did afterwards and made sure I was comfortable with the whole process. He would have finished quicker than the estimated 90 minutes but had to break for about 20 minutes due to major rain. As soon as the weather broke, he was back at it. I was super impressed with this whole experience and plan to do other repairs through YourMechanic.com in the future. And hopefully i will be assigned Milenko because he was awesome!

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Matt showed up and recommended the right service and got the work done fast. He changed the water pump and belt in an hour while it was pouring rain on him. Very polite service as well. I would highly recommend him and will ask for him again next time I need work done.
Made sure work was completed before leaving awesome!

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent service. Extremely knowledgeable. Very grateful.
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.

Rusty

48 years of experience
4 reviews
Rusty
48 years of experience
Did a great job

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Great

Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick is a pleasure. He was covered in grease when he finished. I wanted to hug him, but couldn't. Lol. I'm looking forward to future business with him .

Hasibullah

20 years of experience
22 reviews
Hasibullah
20 years of experience
The mechanic was great, and friendy! I would recommend any day! My concern is did he get paid enough, he worked hard, fast and took longer than 2 hours! I hope he gets compensated appropriately, your analysis at the office need to include gas to the sight and have a tool allowance or some other incentive, great deal and great company, note: not once did Sami complain, very calm and patient! I feel I made a friend, thanks your mechanic This job was mis judged thinking it would take only 2 hours, I knew before it would take at least 4 Thanks again your mech

Brandon

18 years of experience
764 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was professional and friendly. Communicated issues effectively and was a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. Actually showed up 15 minutes early for appointment. Considering obstacles I caused for Jonathan he still was able to repair my vehicle in a very timely manner.

Nathan

27 years of experience
256 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Excellent service! Highly recommend!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Indianapolis?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Hyundai Elantra $315 $115.26 $199.97 17% $384.01
2008 Chevrolet Colorado $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2008 Buick LaCrosse $398 $246.08 $151.98 11% $450.33
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 $389 $165.17 $223.97 16% $466.17
2005 BMW 325Ci $437 $117.10 $319.96 20% $547.10
2013 Porsche Cayenne $405 $132.97 $271.96 18% $498.47

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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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