Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Joliet.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1044 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Very efficient and professional. I learned a lot from Patrick! 10/10 would recommend.
Patrick Facundo is a great VW mechanic guy, And. He did fix my GTI very fast done than other VW dealer or private too .

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Super knowledgeable, honest, arrives on time! Very good and knows his stuff!
He was fast and poliet and a great worker

Wendy

9 years of experience
10 reviews
Wendy
9 years of experience
Elliot, as she goes by, was tremendous as my mechanic and as a person. She efficiently fixed my water pump quickly and surely. She will be my mechanic from now on.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Wonderful and timely work.

Matthew

31 years of experience
640 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Another great job by Matt! Had to replace the water pump on a 2007 Cadillac DTS. Not an easy job, so unless you are a mechanic, I recommend calling Matt. His master mechanic experience was evident throughout the job. Had to remove a lot of equipment surrounding the water pump just to remove the old pump. Not much room in the engine compartment with these V8 Northstars. He did a great job with the installation of the new pump and also discovered a bad coolant temperature sensor that needed replacing. Put it all back together and it ran like a champ!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
495 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Kenneth was great! He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He treated my car the way i would have treated it if i worked on it myself. He was very methodical with his process and triple-checked his work. What i really liked was that he didn't rely on the information i got from my dealer and he took the time to go through the entire diagnostic procedure from scratch to make sure we were not replacing an expensive part unnecessarily. He was also on time down to the minute. My experience could not have been better.

Garrison

7 years of experience
29 reviews
Garrison
7 years of experience
Garrison was professional and knowledgeable.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
I was absolutely satisfied with Mr. Nicholas. He was on time and provided transparent service. He asked me questions before proceeding to work on my Jeep. This ensured we were completing the proper services. And afterwards, he tested my vehicle before starting repairs. He explained to me while he worked what he was doing. He offered tips and suggestions for my future repairs. I was very pleased all around with my repairs by Mr. Nicholas. I am glad I chose Your Mechanic to get my repairs done. Reasonable priced and excellent service. I recommend Mr. Nicholas!!

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Just used Your Mechanic for another service. My mechanic this time was Tyler. Very professional, honest, and thorough. He was very helpful and took his time to explain things to me. I will definitely use him again.

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was great! New exactly what he was doing and even gave me an estimate on other work that needs to be done. I will request Robert each time I have work done!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Joliet?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Scion xB $225 $113.16 $111.98 14% $263.66
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $364 $203.56 $159.98 13% $418.56
2005 GMC Savana 3500 $380 $203.56 $175.97 13% $440.06
2014 Acura ILX $337 $169.32 $167.97 14% $395.07
2013 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2014 BMW M6 $1197 $916.70 $279.96 7% $1292.95

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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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