Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Ladson.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great mechanic. Highly recommend. Thank you Duane for the great work.
What a outstanding process this has been. Duane was awesome!!! Highly recommend him for any machanical work needed to be done. He text me to let me know he was enroute, arrived early and went right to work. He is excellent and I will definitely use him again for all my mechanical needs. Great Mechanic

David

12 years of experience
20 reviews
David
12 years of experience
Great

Travis

9 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
Professional, knowledgeable, timely

Cary

25 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
25 years of experience
Replaced my water pump in my jeep Very professional and knows what he's doing and he's cool great job cary

Travis

11 years of experience
300 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Didn't meet Travis but his work spoke for himself!

Dimitri

8 years of experience
9 reviews
Dimitri
8 years of experience
Thank you. Dimitri very knowledgeable and professional

Ralph

36 years of experience
115 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
He & his assistant did a great job. Got the job completed & cleaned up well after. Glad he recommended few things that needed to be addressed with my car as well. Otherwise I would have definitely been out of a car. Definitely booking my next appointment with him.

Jacob

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Excellent communication. Honest. Professional. I'd have a beer with him.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very professional, arrived early, and did an excellent job on my repairs. I would recommend Chris without hesitation.

Gustavo

15 years of experience
41 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable of autos.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Ladson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Trax $273 $129.48 $143.98 15% $322.98
2013 Volkswagen Touareg $624 $351.56 $271.96 13% $717.06
2008 Dodge Nitro $540 $291.64 $247.96 13% $624.89
2011 BMW 535i xDrive $782 $565.95 $215.97 8% $856.20
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 $582 $365.95 $215.97 11% $656.20
2008 Jaguar Vanden Plas $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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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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