Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lafayette.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Nicholas

19 years of experience
348 reviews
Nicholas
19 years of experience
Nicholas is always professional, respectful and kind. He explains everything in plain English before doing the work. I appreciate him more than he could know. He has worked on my car 3 times dealing with several different issues. I trust him with my car completely. Nicholas has been a lifesaver concerning my car. He worked on my car in 20° te.perature and 5 inches of snow.

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was very professional and courteous and he answered all of our questions. Loved this service and will definitely be using it again and Dan. 5 star service!

James

28 years of experience
571 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was absolutely fantastic! He was professional, got the job done quickly, was friendly and in every single way this was the best experience I've ever had getting my car repaired - ever!! Thanks James, I will definitely request your services next time I need any car repairs.

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Awesome mechanic and great service!

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny showed real professionalism. He worked through severe cold to complete the needed repairs. I would definitely recommend this service to friends and family.

Travis

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

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
Awesome, courteous service from minute one! Way more affordable than 2 quotes I received from other local car repairs and sooo convenient! Rod was not only on-time but arrived a few minutes before the appointment. Very friendly, knowledgeable and to the point. I will NEVER repair my car with anyone else, you have a customer for life!

Chris

18 years of experience
399 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He showed up on time and was very professional. He did an outstanding job within the time limit quoted. I will use Chris again whenever my vehicles need work.

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Did a good job.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Very professional and diligent to complete the job. Will use this mechanic and company again.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lafayette?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Jeep Patriot $264 $120.01 $143.98 15% $313.51
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser $486 $198.26 $287.96 16% $585.26
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 $255 $142.92 $111.98 13% $293.42
2007 BMW Z4 $637 $397.25 $239.97 11% $719.75
2015 Land Rover LR4 $419 $195.30 $223.97 15% $496.30
2005 Porsche 911 $648 $184.36 $463.94 19% $807.86

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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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