Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lakewood.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,945

Rating Summary
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Robert

13 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
13 years of experience
A++ Mechanic. Very helpful.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was punctual, courteous, and saved me a LOT of money! The shop I normally go to mis-diagnosed my car problems and was going to charge me $800.00 for an intake manifold gasket replacement. Jamahl asked me plenty of questions and recommended changing the water pump. He was right, and my bill was $162.00 (before buying the $20.00 water pump) !!! I was so relieved and will call on him the next time I have problems!

Andrew

9 years of experience
550 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
On time very polite Did a great job no mess. Going to schedule another repair for my truck. Thanks Andrew.

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
Very dedicated and patient on getting the job done. Repaced a water pump.....very time consuming and David carefully took his time and got the job done so nice to not see puddles under car!

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience
David was incredibly knowledgeable, trustworthy, and professional. He explained along the way his progress and what was wrong. He also took th time to explain how the old parts has failed. His knowledge was so vast that he finished this complicated and complex task ahead of schedule.

Ben

16 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
16 years of experience
Thorough & timely work. Fellow auto hobbyist who understands autos.

Jacob

10 years of experience
280 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Again, Jacob came through in a big way. Needed parts replaced so my AC could run properly before the big heat wave and he saved the day. His dedication to his customers and craft are second to none.

Jay

35 years of experience
705 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay did a great job and explained everything that my car needed. My car is back up and running and I didn't need to tow it to the shop; the shop came to me. Jay knows what he is doing and I would definitely have Jay out again if needed.

Brikk

16 years of experience
376 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
He was very thorough and conscientious about doing the job correctly. Very polite, trustworthy, and friendly.

Thomas

9 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
9 years of experience
Awesome mechanic! Arrived on time and very knowledgeable. Service took less time than estimated.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lakewood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $382 $102.31 $279.96 20% $478.56
2006 Bentley Arnage $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2015 Subaru Forester $433 $152.96 $279.96 18% $529.21
2013 Acura RDX $396 $131.56 $263.96 18% $486.31
2006 Cadillac XLR $276 $132.34 $143.98 15% $325.84
2005 Porsche Cayenne $743 $398.67 $343.95 13% $860.92

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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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