Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Kenner.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,841

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Peter

41 years of experience
1219 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
I just Love the fact i don’t have to deal with taking my vehicle into a shop!
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Great experience and fixed it quick and I was on my way to work.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven was prompt and very courteous. He took care of the van's issues with little delay. I would definitely schedule him for any further work to be done.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert called and said he could come early, and I told him yes. When he arrived he started immediately. He was very pleasant and thorough. I would definitely have him work on my car again. 5 stars.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
He diagnosed the problem from the irregular noise and got it fixed in timely manner. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Definitely recommend.

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Great Experience!

Shawn

27 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
27 years of experience
Shawn was very professional and informative of what was needed for my repair. I will most definitely request him again for work on my vehicles.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Ben

39 years of experience
1085 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Good fast work


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Kenner?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford E-250 $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2015 GMC Yukon $332 $195.72 $135.98 12% $378.47
2009 Volkswagen Routan $250 $106.31 $143.98 16% $299.81
2012 BMW 335is $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 $336 $104.22 $231.97 19% $415.97
2004 Jaguar X-Type $288 $104.42 $183.97 17% $351.67

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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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