Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lexington.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent service. Extremely knowledgeable. Very grateful.
Chris was awesome and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He communicated with me throughout the day and recommended ways on how to save some money by doing repairs and maintenance at the same time time that require the same labor. He contacted me when he was available early and made sure everything worked to my schedule. He was very knowledgeable and most of all repaired my vehicle. After the repair, he took the time to explain how several parts work and thuroughly tested all parts and components to ensure they we're working cohesively. Thanks so much Chris and I will recommend and use him many times for my vehicle repairs.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Great experience with Theodore! He arrived on time, replaced my daughters thermostat, water pump and belt! Was told my another shop that it would be $1100.00, this company charged way less and also gave her a new customer discount! We are very happy with the service we received! Thanks Theodore!
Theodore was great I will definitely recommend him to co workers and friends. Thank you again

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was very knowledgeable and thorough during the repair. Great mechanic!

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe is the best experience I have had with a mechanic. And this is coming from someone who was in the car business for over 10 years working around mechanics.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was GREAT, right on time and called to let me know he was on his way. Would request Frank again in the future. Nice guy!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete arrived30mins before scheduled time. He explained everything in great detail. Was very professional, literally has a mobile mechanic shop! I was very impressed with all the equipment he has at his disposal to be able to efficiently complete a job, big or small. I would highly recommend Pete, with all of expertise and knowledge.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly when he came to replace my water pump and timing belt for my 95 Subaru Legacy. He noticed that my alternator belt was worn, so I quickly grabbed one from the shop down the street and he replaced it at no charge. Robert was friendly enough to let me watch him work on the car from start to finish and answered all of my questions. Great guy, great work.

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Troy

38 years of experience
103 reviews
Troy
38 years of experience
Great Guy! Great service! Dude is a machine!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Best place in town.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lexington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chrysler Town & Country $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2015 BMW 320i $803 $563.17 $239.97 9% $885.67
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 $546 $305.95 $239.97 13% $628.45
2014 Porsche Cayenne $650 $426.07 $223.97 10% $727.07

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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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