Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Jamaica Plain.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.
On time and did a great job of replacing water pump and thermostat very quickly

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.
I'm confident Carlos can fix any problem your car has. Not on is he knowledgeable, but he does effiecient and effective work. The kind of guy to go above and beyond in his work.

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very nice guy, and fixed my car right away also checked everything under knee the car and told me whatelse wasn't working. Finally I got to know a very nice mechanic.!

Max

28 years of experience
19 reviews
Max
28 years of experience
Excellent

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Brian

12 years of experience
11 reviews
Brian
12 years of experience
Great gentleman, explained everything he was doing and was very courteous.

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Ian did a great job on my car and my car work perfect! Thanks again Ian

Emanuel

16 years of experience
81 reviews
Emanuel
16 years of experience
very professional and knowledgeable

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Excellent work. When we found a discrepancy in our work orders Emmet made a phone call and then went to pick up the parts he needed. Even with having to go to the parts store he was still done in under estimated time

Jamahl

18 years of experience
822 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Called to let me know when he was on his way. Was very friendly and helpful. Got the water pump replaced much faster than was estimated. Great work.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Jamaica Plain?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $221 $108.75 $111.98 14% $259.25
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $221 $108.75 $111.98 14% $259.25
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $775 $487.46 $287.96 11% $874.46
2010 Acura RDX $312 $168.36 $143.98 13% $361.86
2004 Cadillac CTS $588 $316.46 $271.96 13% $681.96
2015 Jaguar XJ $386 $186.42 $199.97 15% $455.17

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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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