Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Mount Airy.

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Excellent Rating


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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Exceptional job

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

Carlos

23 years of experience
122 reviews
Carlos
23 years of experience
I was very pleased with the service and communication.

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
On time, very friendly, and very fast. He replaced my water pump on my truck and did it faster than I expected. Unfortunately it didn't solve the problem I was having (my fault for misdiagnosing the problem), but he was able to give advice on what the problem was and next steps to fix it. This was my first time using Your Mechanic and I was skeptical at first, but after hiring them I would definitely be calling them again.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe took time to explain to me just what has been done and what needed to be done.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Excellent work.

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Arrived on time and quickly fixed my car. Highly recommended!

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Awesome guy.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Mr. Certeza, was prompt and very professional. Not only was he a great person he is an excellent mechanic and I well tell my friends and family to request him as their mechanic in the future.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Mount Airy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Mariner $208 $95.84 $111.98 15% $246.34
2006 Honda S2000 $327 $182.90 $143.98 13% $376.40
2013 Nissan Juke $339 $107.26 $231.97 19% $419.01
2014 Lexus GS350 $348 $204.46 $143.98 12% $397.96
2012 Lincoln MKZ $208 $95.84 $111.98 15% $246.34
2008 Audi S8 $1438 $773.71 $663.91 13% $1665.96

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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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