Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lemont.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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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.

Armen

21 years of experience
7 reviews
Armen
21 years of experience
Armen is an excellent craftsman. He knows his profession and even explains the process as he is evaluating and also when he is working I definitely will call him again when the need arises.

Jimmy

27 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
27 years of experience
Jimmy is great. His years of experience really show when he examines the vehicle. He pinpointed the problem and his solution and the repair work he did was outstanding. Problem solved!! :-)

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter Pryke did an excellent job! High marks all the way around for him. He was very professional and knowledgeable overall. He totally earned by trust and I will not hesitate to have him work on my E55 AMG again as needed.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Great work and attitude. Very friendly.

Nick

64 years of experience
96 reviews
Nick
64 years of experience
Nick is very knowledgeable mechanic, he fixed my water pump for 1 1/2 hours. Nice guy. He didn't come on time, coz of the traffic.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Punctual, courteous and professional

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Great guy. Answered all my questions...love that they tell you everything else thats wrong with your car after fixing the problem they came to fix! At first i was skeptical because i never heard of this company, glad i trusted it!

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 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!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lemont?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford Fusion $326 $158.20 $167.97 15% $383.95
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan $259 $114.75 $143.98 16% $308.25
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer $230 $110.01 $119.98 15% $271.26
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $869 $429.28 $439.94 14% $1020.53
2015 BMW 528i $721 $568.80 $151.98 6% $773.05
2011 Porsche Cayman $657 $384.58 $271.96 12% $750.08

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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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