Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Montclair.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Jonathan

33 years of experience
347 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Punctual and professional. Was quoted 4 hours and had the job done in 3.
Got right to work.Was professional and explain his findings about the problem with the car.Also reviewed other work needed to be done in the future.

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Super knowledgeable, honest, arrives on time! Very good and knows his stuff!
Chris was very professional and arrived on time.

David

9 years of experience
142 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David arrived on time and installed a new water pump for me. The old pump was still under warranty, so he graciously waited while I ran to Advance Auto Parts to swap them out. I even grabbed a thermostat while I was there and he installed that also, at no extra charge! Will definitely be requesting him again when I need my vehicle repaired.

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Did a good job.

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience
Excellent service. Excellent knowledge about toyotas. Thank you for all the help Steve

Nolan

28 years of experience
27 reviews
Nolan
28 years of experience
Nolan is the best

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
I was pleasanty surprised to get the excellent service, professional demeanor and politeness of this man. He listened to my concerns which was fantastic. His knowledge, thoroughness is someone I hope is utilized by many others.

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience

Peter

41 years of experience
1221 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Called ahead of time to see if he could do the job earlier in the day than was scheduled. Arrived on time and did a great job replacing my water pump.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
I still did not have a chance to drive my truck but just by him starting the truck it sounds a whole lot better. I feel the trust in the work he did just buy our conversations through out the day. I really liked our talk out his personal vehicle and what he has don't to it. I would recommend your company especially Dave.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Montclair?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe $315 $115.26 $199.97 17% $384.01
2005 Ford Thunderbird $308 $195.96 $111.98 11% $346.46
2008 Pontiac G6 $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 $483 $307.31 $175.97 11% $543.81
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 $413 $197.18 $215.97 15% $487.43
2015 Jaguar XJ $386 $186.42 $199.97 15% $455.17

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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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