Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Livingston.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,863

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Matthew

31 years of experience
601 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very nice,professional,an very helpful
Very polite and knowledgeable I definitely will be contacting for my next service

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Thoroughly professional
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Pardeep

19 years of experience
559 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very quickly identified my issue underlying some weird symptoms. I wish the pricing methodology had been clearer, though. I was quoted for a service that ended up being unnecessary (belt tensioner replacement), and I'm unsure if I was charged for the labor anyway.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1026 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick met me at my work, did an excellent job, and provided me an honest assessment of what my car needs next.

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Robert called when he was on his way, arrived on time and finished the job in a timely manner. Will definitely be using this service again. Thank you!

Justin

6 years of experience
276 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Justin is a great Mechanic. Very professional. I will definitely utilize his services again.

Rusty

48 years of experience
4 reviews
Rusty
48 years of experience
Did a great job

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Fast service

Joseph

18 years of experience
419 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph did a great job. He was fast and knew what he was doing. I will definitely use his services in the future.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris is very professional and knowledgeable at what he does. Not only was he friendly and honest but he also quickly diagnosed my car's problem and was able to fix it in a very short time.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Livingston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2009 Nissan Sentra $325 $125.16 $199.97 17% $393.91
2011 Honda Accord $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2009 Mini Cooper $469 $245.46 $223.97 14% $546.46
2014 Cadillac Escalade $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2006 Porsche Cayenne $408 $135.72 $271.96 18% $501.22

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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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