Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Medford.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter always goes the extra step to make sure the repairs are thorough . 
Peter was excellent and he was very knowledgeable. He explained the reason for certain parts breaking down/messing up so i had a better understanding.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was on time and provided great service. Also made some recommendations to help save me money in the short term.

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
An outstanding Mechanic with an Outstanding attitude. I will recommend Scott to friends when they need a mechanic.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Great!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Well done.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter was on time, and friendly. He is honest, and explains things clearly. Thanks Peter!

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
I trust Ben to get the job done!

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Awesome work! Michael is a highly skilled pro just as his profile indicates. Michael got the job done fast and left my driveway clean. I will definitely hire Michael again and refer him to all my family, friends, and neighbors.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Punctual, courteous and professional


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Medford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Rondo $292 $147.56 $143.98 14% $341.06
2009 Hyundai Azera $290 $121.96 $167.97 16% $347.71
2009 Chevrolet Colorado $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2006 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2009 BMW 328i $728 $528.45 $199.97 8% $797.20
2012 Porsche Cayenne $730 $426.07 $303.96 12% $834.57

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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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