Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Long Branch.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph went above and beyond to figure what was not working when the initial part did not completely fix the pickup.
Excellent job & came prepared! Thorough and checked everything on truck not just what was requested.

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was polite, punctual & knowledgeable about working on my vehicle. I will recommend James to others without hesitation.

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Professional with an ability to over unforseen obstacles.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter always goes the extra step to make sure the repairs are thorough . 

Pardeep

19 years of experience
591 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
fast and job well done

Robert

35 years of experience
131 reviews
Robert
35 years of experience
Replaced water pump successfully very good mechanic. Recommends to anyone looking to have repairs done right.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
Junard did a great job switching out the water pump on the 2003 Focus. The tight engine bay did not make it easy for him. He was thorough in making sure there were no coolant leaks or circulation problems and that all belts were tight and did not squeak. Great service and saved me 200 dollars compared to other shops. Once again a very difficult job considering the engine layout.

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike was the first mechanic that was able to correctly diagnose and fix the overheating issue with my old Land Rover.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Ruben did a great job. My truck presented many hidden problems but Ruben worked with me to get everything resolved. I appreciate the honesty in which he assessed my truck and the options he provided to resolve them. I will definitely utilize Ruben's services in the future if the need arrises....

Nathan

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Great job!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Long Branch?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Tundra $466 $193.96 $271.96 16% $559.46
2010 Mazda RX-8 $583 $470.69 $111.98 6% $621.19
2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $710 $438.45 $271.96 11% $803.95
2005 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07
2010 Porsche Cayenne $974 $390.10 $583.92 17% $1174.85

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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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