Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Lutherville Timonium.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 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!
High quality repair, great service

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He was awesome and hilariously funny.
On time, professional at a price half of what a repair shop would cost at the convenience of not having to leave my house.

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent as usual
Chris was ahead of scheduled appointment, which was great and finished a big job quickly. Chris is professional, honest, polite, social and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in auto repair. I highly recommend him and will request him for any future repairs.

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
Got the job done fast and professionally. I will definitely ask for his help whenever I need a mechanic

Brian

16 years of experience
74 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Arrived early and went right to work!!!

John

18 years of experience
431 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very good. Excellent service. Thank you john.

Brian

12 years of experience
12 reviews
Brian
12 years of experience
Great mechanic and nice guy.

Kevin

22 years of experience
258 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
I appreciate Kevin’s honesty and technical expertise. We will have him back for more work. I highly recommend this man.

James

28 years of experience
587 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Punctual, curtious, wonderful experience!!

Robert

18 years of experience
635 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
He actually fixed my car! Thank god because the last guy apparently decided he didn’t want to do any of the work. Thank you Robert!!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Lutherville Timonium?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 $365 $188.76 $175.97 14% $425.26
2009 GMC Savana 1500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2014 Ford Expedition $350 $206.46 $143.98 12% $399.96
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $339 $195.30 $143.98 12% $388.80
2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $522 $305.95 $215.97 12% $596.20
2010 Audi S4 $451 $251.46 $199.97 13% $520.21

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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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