Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lanham.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Helped as expected!
Very helpful tech. Very satisfied with his service. Thank You.

Mathew

15 years of experience
31 reviews
Mathew
15 years of experience
Great mechanic very informative

Matthew

15 years of experience
53 reviews
Matthew
15 years of experience
Matt took the time to explain what was repaired and how he repaired it. Great service!

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Very professional

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Nice guy, very professional. Came on time, and knocked the job out fast! Would of took me twice as long. Will be using again in the near future. Thanks. Ron

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
He does great work!

Alfred

29 years of experience
86 reviews
Alfred
29 years of experience

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Nice guy, professional work attitude. Arrived early, got the job done quickly. Provided recap of the service afterwards. Would recommend

Matthew

31 years of experience
600 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was simply "Great" a proven professional in all aspects. I was very fortunate to have him help me with my truck repairs. Thanks Matt!

Eliseo

10 years of experience
234 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.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lanham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata $222 $93.84 $127.98 16% $265.84
2015 Honda Accord $880 $784.41 $95.98 3% $913.41
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $507 $307.31 $199.97 11% $576.06
2014 BMW 528i xDrive $825 $568.80 $255.96 9% $912.80
2010 Porsche 911 $903 $438.71 $463.94 15% $1062.21

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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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