Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Middleburg.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,989

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Chris

21 years of experience
1678 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Knows what he's doing and gets it done quickly
Chris is such a capable person and so easy to deal with! I always have supreme confidence in his abilities when he works on my car. If he is not right on time it is because he is a little early, and I appreciate that.

Rocco

21 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
21 years of experience
On time very professional

Daniel

12 years of experience
3 reviews
Daniel
12 years of experience
Very nice guy.

Joe

42 years of experience
715 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Joe is a great Master Mechanic and professor of his profession wow what a grate person and mechanic  10 thumbs up

William

33 years of experience
205 reviews
William
33 years of experience
William was on time, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient at replacing my water pump. I highly recommend him.

Frank

29 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
29 years of experience
Super nice guy and excellent work! Was on time and very professional, I will request him next time I need service!

Gary

22 years of experience
12 reviews
Gary
22 years of experience
I am so glad that I met Gary, I have nothing but the best to say about him; Gary is a soft spoken person, and the best Damn mechanic I ever saw in action, it was a honor to have had such a person work on my car. Three words I have for Mr. Walker; Clean, Swift, and Smooth. Thanks for the experience.

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
Fast , courteous, did a great job!

Hani

19 years of experience
80 reviews
Hani
19 years of experience
Hani finished in time (replace water pump) that was estimated. He didn't rush, just knew what he was doing and did it. He stayed while we ran the car for a while to make sure there were no leaks or issues.

Peter

42 years of experience
1272 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Peter was great!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Middleburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Hummer H3 $567 $278.86 $287.96 14% $665.86
2014 Nissan Sentra $220 $99.66 $119.98 15% $260.91
2007 Subaru Forester $646 $381.80 $263.96 12% $736.55
2014 Mini Cooper $453 $221.27 $231.97 14% $533.02
2013 Lexus GS350 $576 $184.37 $391.95 18% $711.12
2006 Porsche Boxster $577 $160.76 $415.94 19% $719.76

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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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