Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Johnston.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Arrived a bit late but did a great job replacing the water pump so I can't really complain. Great guy to work with.
After having WASTED thousands at shops we were referred too to repair our car, we are beyond happy to have used this service. Our Jaguar has been a constant REPAIR, but now we have someone we know , CAN FIX IT > !!! He was professional , thorough, clean and to the letter as to what was expected. His knowledge and expertise were greatly appreciated and I would not hesitate to refer him to any of MY clients in my business as well.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is awesome. He really knows his stuff. Very polite and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone. A true professional

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Punctual, courteous and professional

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Awesome guy.

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Really great service definitely recommend!

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
He was prompt and fast with the repair. My little car runs great now and I appreciate the detailed review and recommendations for what my card need and what can wait a little. I will absolutely use his services again in the future.

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great guy and good mechanic! Very quick work.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel went out of his way to assist with this repair. He stayed with me the whole time, fixing and finding things that made my car run better. I had a bad experience with a really bad mechanic that didn't know what he was doing and Joel found the solutions to fix what had been broken. There needs to be a 10 star rating system for Joel's work!!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Very nice, professional, and knowledgeable would highly recommend Jeff

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Perfect experience, good and fast job. Recommend to everyone!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Johnston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Tundra $786 $393.96 $391.95 14% $920.71
2008 Volvo C70 $725 $324.99 $399.95 15% $862.49
2015 Fiat 500 $540 $227.90 $311.96 16% $647.15
2009 Acura RDX $312 $168.36 $143.98 13% $361.86
2008 Audi A3 $673 $368.89 $303.96 13% $777.39
2015 Ford Mustang $222 $93.80 $127.98 16% $265.80

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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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