Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Monmouth Junction.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Very good on time would use again
Always timely and professional. Very knowledgeable, great mechanic.

Jeremy

18 years of experience
297 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
He was awesome.

David

14 years of experience
56 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Great mechanic finished on time, very kind and professional

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Trung deserves 10 !!! Stars!!!! he did a Great Job!!! I will keep using him he was very informative and patient and answered all my questions

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
After diagnosing several issues, Vladimir skillfully replaced the following on my BMW: valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gaskets, a/c belt, and water pump/thermostat. He pursues all tasks with relentless determination, carefully and calmly working through challenges in order to complete the job. I highly recommend him for your BMW servicing.

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos arrived on time and he diagnosed what was wrong quickly. Granted it was not was what I had called on he still above and beyond to help me get my truck fixed.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great service!

Genaro

11 years of experience
266 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Genaros had everything done in a small amount of time and I can tell the difference (I checked after he left). Very appreciative of his work. Thank you. James

Chris

14 years of experience
47 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was great to work with.

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Dellano provides excellent mechanic services. He took the time to diagnose the issue and explain and teach me about my vehicle. I would recommend his services without reservation.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Monmouth Junction?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Honda Accord $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2015 Volvo S80 $1195 $971.24 $223.97 6% $1272.24
2005 Honda Civic $669 $188.81 $479.94 19% $833.81
2009 BMW 528i $808 $528.45 $279.96 10% $904.70
2010 Infiniti M45 $471 $358.96 $111.98 7% $509.46
2012 BMW M3 $456 $215.76 $239.97 15% $538.26

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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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