Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Katy.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service in Katy

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4.4/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Very polite and experienced. Chris arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner.
I booked an appointment with Chris Gauthier to have the water pump on my Chevy Avalanche replaced. Chris did an excellent job. He showed up on time. He took his time to do the job correctly and finished within the quoted amount of time. He also inspected my vehicle to recommend other maintenance items that needed to be taken care of. It was my first time using the Your Mechanic service and I was very satisfied. Chris did a great job and I would highly recommend his services.

Warren

13 years of experience
64 reviews
Warren
13 years of experience
He was incredibly knowledgeable and well organized. I was amazed how efficient he was able to execute the task and knowledgeable about his field of expertise.
Super friendly and informative.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was very knowledgeable and thorough during the repair. Great mechanic!
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.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph notified me about 30 minutes before that he was running late but as soon as he got here he got to work. He came out to replace my serpentine belt and determined that my water pump was also bad. He patiently waited while I went to purchase the water pump, which turned out to be the wrong one. He then waited again, while I took the bad water pump with me to get the right one. I was very impressed with both his patience and work and will definitely use him again and refer everyone I know.

Eliseo

10 years of experience
235 reviews
Eliseo
10 years of experience
While I was not onsite with Eliseo, he was punctual, very explainatory, proficient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Eliseo.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
On time. Knowledgeable. Job done well

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert did brakes on my truck, and a water pump on my Mercedes. He worked clean and efficiantly. Everything seems to work fine. I would definitely recommend him to friends! Thanks, Bob

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Did a great job and gave me other recommendations about my car . Finished in a timely manner and was a great mechanic-customer experience. I wouldn't want no one else to work on my car but Jose.

Aaron

8 years of experience
72 reviews
Aaron
8 years of experience
Replaced my water pump quickly and professionally. Thanks, Aaron!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Katy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford E-150 $235 $98.99 $135.98 16% $281.74
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2010 Subaru Impreza $683 $442.55 $239.97 10% $765.05
2011 Lexus LS600h $388 $219.96 $167.97 12% $445.71
2012 Cadillac SRX $303 $182.76 $119.98 11% $344.01
2015 Porsche Cayenne $626 $426.07 $199.97 9% $694.82

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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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