Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Libertyville.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick is a pleasure. He was covered in grease when he finished. I wanted to hug him, but couldn't. Lol. I'm looking forward to future business with him .
Excellent service.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theo was absolutely amazing! He didn't pressure me into anything but he also explained everything very well. He was even great with my kids! I will definitely ask for him the next time I need any work done!
Arrived on time, quickly confirmed initial diagnosis, and completed repair in about an hour. This is our second time using YourMechanic and we specifically booked with Theodore because of our great first experience, even if it meant writing a couple days.

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Great job Patrick went above and beyond

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
A bit early, yea! Better than late. Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient. Thank you!!

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike did a thorough job of repairing my Explorer. There were complications related to a special hose, but Mike got the part he needed and made the repair as quickly as he could. It has been almost a week, and all is still good.

Jordan

7 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
7 years of experience
Jordan does great work, no fuss and very professional. He answers questions, explains any issues before proceeding, and has a great demeanor. We'll be using him in the future.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great mechanic

Alfred

11 years of experience
326 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred is my Jeep Hero!!! He was in contact with me, through texts & email, from the minute I scheduled my appointment till the job was done! He showed up & immediately got to it. He asked me a few questions & never made me feel like an idiot. He confirmed the problem & then fixed it! He answered a million random questions I had. When he was done he left me with instructions on what to expect & gave me solutions & advice about future car service needs. He completed the whole thing in exactly the quoted time! I am so happy with this service & especially with "My Mechanic" Alfred! I am about to schedule a couple other services with him in the coming weeks. I fully recommend "Your Mechanic" to anyone with car trouble, no shop to work in or anyone who is into saving a couple duckets & getting guaranteed services

Chris

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He was fantastic I will decently use him again for other repairs

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very knowledgeable!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Libertyville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saab 9-2X $661 $397.40 $263.96 12% $752.15
2010 Chevrolet Camaro $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2006 Chevrolet Impala $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2015 Lincoln MKT $222 $93.53 $127.98 16% $265.53
2013 BMW X5 $886 $565.95 $319.96 11% $995.95
2009 BMW M3 $456 $215.76 $239.97 15% $538.26

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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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