Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Irmo.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos arrived on time and he diagnosed what was wrong quickly. Granted it was not was what I had called on he still above and beyond to help me get my truck fixed.
Very helpful and knowledgeable about my vehicle

Peter

41 years of experience
1221 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Called ahead of time to see if he could do the job earlier in the day than was scheduled. Arrived on time and did a great job replacing my water pump.
Arrived a half hour early and during the water pump replacement, he also cleaned out the entire cooling system. Peter also showed me a frayed cable that should be replaced soon, although it's work he doesn't perform. But really appreciate being shown the part that does need work.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was early and did a great job!
Joe was great. He really knows his stuff and I’ll use him again. Nice guy. Thanks Joe.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was great! I really appreciated him fixing my car while I was at work and getting me on my way. Painless! Thank you so much!!!

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very professional and arrived on time.

Adam

27 years of experience
95 reviews
Adam
27 years of experience
Adam should be the model for the mechanics for "Your Mechanic" company. I'm blown away by his attention to detail and wanting to make sure everything is functioning properly. Adam always kepted me informed and did a great job.

Frank

6 years of experience
98 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Very professional and he really care about his job, he make sure everything was running smoothly before he leaves. I will definitely use his service again in the future.

Roger

13 years of experience
55 reviews
Roger
13 years of experience

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
119 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nathaniel was very courteous and professional. When he was going to be a few minutes late he called to let me know that he would be a little late. He sent me a message to let me know when he was on the way and send a message when he arrived. He was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job. I would definitely use this service again.

Joseph

31 years of experience
527 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
He was nice and did a great job..


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Irmo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volvo XC60 $364 $164.28 $199.97 15% $433.03
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2010 Saturn Vue $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2011 BMW 550i xDrive $581 $301.09 $279.96 14% $677.34
2014 BMW X1 $774 $565.95 $207.97 8% $845.45
2011 Porsche Boxster $699 $483.29 $215.97 9% $773.54

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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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