Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in North Charleston.

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very nervous at first. Maxwell arrived early to my house and called to let me know he had arrived. We meet and he began to work immediately. He had brought all the tools needed for the job and I made sure he had some cold water and Gatorade and a bathroom to use while he worked. He was extremely knowledgable and answered all of my questions that I had. After a few hours he let me know the job was complete and fired up the motor! He made sure that all the mess was cleaned before he left. Maxwell was very professional and I have already made multiple phone calls to family members that want to use his service. I can guarantee that the next work I need done, I will be using Maxwell. If you're reading this review and you're nervous like I was, I promise you will not be disappointed with his service. Thanks again Maxwell!
Expert VW Mechanic! You will be in good hands.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Excellent. Couldn't be more pleased.

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James showed up on time, service was fast and he did a great job.

Kyle

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Great experience with Kyle. He was very nice and professional

Luis

10 years of experience
68 reviews
Luis
10 years of experience
He did a great job.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was punctual, courteous, and saved me a LOT of money! The shop I normally go to mis-diagnosed my car problems and was going to charge me $800.00 for an intake manifold gasket replacement. Jamahl asked me plenty of questions and recommended changing the water pump. He was right, and my bill was $162.00 (before buying the $20.00 water pump) !!! I was so relieved and will call on him the next time I have problems!

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
Completed the job very quickly and at a price that was well under any other quotes I received. I highly recommend Steven and would certainly use him again.

Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Great

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe is a great mechanic. Professional and courteous. I gave him 5 stars because even though he was late 40 minutes to our 9AM appointment, he easily got the job done fast and way beyond the expected time of completion. This wasn't an easy job. Noe had to remove and replace the thermostat, the water pump and the serpentine belt on my 2006 Armada in one appointment. I highly recommend Noe to anyone who needs help. I'm going to book another appointment with Noe to replace the front and rear suspension on my truck. Excellent job! Thanks much for your help Noe! See you again on the next appointment!

Shaun

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


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in North Charleston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2004 GMC Savana 1500 $253 $108.75 $143.98 16% $302.25
2015 Ford Escape $511 $143.34 $367.95 19% $637.84
2013 Cadillac Escalade $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2011 Lexus CT200h $869 $725.21 $143.98 5% $918.71
2007 BMW M6 $480 $215.76 $263.96 15% $570.51

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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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