Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Norfolk.

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5/5

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Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Thanks Matthew!
Very nice,professional,an very helpful

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Prompt, professional and friendly. Exceptional and knowledgeable service. Will be calling again and will highly recommend.
Really nice guy. He came on time, and finished the job in a timely manner. He then helped me understand other aspects of my vehicle so I could make more informed decisions going forward.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was on time with his appointments with me. He did a great job and even went beyond his job
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.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nathaniel was on time and worked fast but was extremely thorough. He also made sure I knew exactly what was wrong with my car and showed me the difference in what my car part was and wasn’t supposed to look like. He also helped me make the service extremely affordable. He was also very friendly and professional.

Anthony

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Anthony
8 years of experience
Prompt and courteous.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex arrived early and was very professional. Fix my car in a timely manner with no issues.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was excellent and he was very knowledgeable. He explained the reason for certain parts breaking down/messing up so i had a better understanding.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
gary was very professional and did a great job replacing the water pump. this was a good experiance using this service, because you can see the difference in honesty, as opposed to always felling you just paid to much every time you go to a dealer or private shop. also...you can't beat the perk of having your car fixed right at home! good job gary, and the team at yourmechanic.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Norfolk?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 $365 $188.76 $175.97 14% $425.26
2010 Dodge Challenger $371 $243.19 $127.98 10% $415.19
2014 Chrysler 200 $387 $243.19 $143.98 11% $436.69
2008 BMW X6 $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2012 BMW 328i xDrive $728 $528.45 $199.97 8% $797.20
2015 Dodge Viper $232 $136.34 $95.98 12% $265.34

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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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