Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Midlothian.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,895

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Ralph

36 years of experience
118 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Professional.

Casey

14 years of experience
44 reviews
Casey
14 years of experience
Best Auto service ever, Casey was professional,fast,on time, and very dependable. Whish we had more mechanics like him around 

Ben

39 years of experience
1109 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience

Emmette

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

Travis

9 years of experience
88 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
He's a wonderful mechanic he knows what he doing will love for him to continue working on car if need anymore work done Thank you Travis

Joe

41 years of experience
703 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Did not meet in person, spoke on phone and sounded very knowledgeable and friendly. Joe was straight forward and honest.

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
He was prompt, friendly and took the time to show me the problem and the parts!

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Another great experience. Please do not hesitate to use this service. The pricing and convenience is second to none! Great job Richard, and I have more orders to follow.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great

Michael

14 years of experience
500 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael was early, courteous and efficient. We will definitely book our future services with him!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Midlothian?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Isuzu Ascender $345 $104.75 $239.97 19% $427.25
2012 Hyundai Genesis $282 $121.96 $159.98 16% $336.96
2009 Dodge Challenger $508 $291.64 $215.97 12% $581.89
2009 Lexus GX470 $630 $358.52 $271.96 12% $724.02
2015 Audi A8 Quattro $441 $168.76 $271.96 17% $534.26
2012 Porsche 911 $932 $468.26 $463.94 14% $1091.76

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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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