Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Kansas City.

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He was great. He fixed my car in the time he said and he even fixed the sensor on my garage door! I highly recommend him
He was nice, answered any questions, on time, good person to work with

Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Awesome experience and my car runs great!
Arrived on time, took care of business and very professional!!!

Andrew

9 years of experience
548 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Awesome work very friendly

Barry

30 years of experience
31 reviews
Barry
30 years of experience
Great guy and very helpful. Kept it professional and friendlg as well as fixed the problem.

Max

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

Matthew

15 years of experience
53 reviews
Matthew
15 years of experience
Great

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Timely and quick service

Brian

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

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
It was a great experience. Very convenient and done in a timely manner.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Excellent work.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Kansas City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Scion FR-S $393 $209.29 $183.97 13% $456.54
2015 Dodge Durango $289 $168.97 $119.98 12% $330.22
2014 Honda CR-V $227 $115.11 $111.98 14% $265.61
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $582 $365.95 $215.97 11% $656.20
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $678 $438.45 $239.97 10% $760.95
2013 Porsche Panamera $698 $426.07 $271.96 11% $791.57

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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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