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

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Fixed my car right up. After he was done he showed me how to keep up with it and to add more coolant when necessary. Very helpful.
Always timely and professional. Very knowledgeable, great mechanic.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Another great job done! Jerome is one hell of a mechanic! He is completely honest and has the highest level of integrity! I will definitely use him again! Also, referring Jerome and MyMechanic to friends and family!
Professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable.

Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
Benjamin was great. Thank you.

Alfred

11 years of experience
331 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred was great, friendly, competent, all you could ask for. The whole experience of arranging the visit and getting the work done was unbelievably easy and effective. Better than I could have imagined.

Paul

17 years of experience
205 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Great

Christopher

18 years of experience
133 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Great exp

Sergey

7 years of experience
28 reviews
Sergey
7 years of experience
On time and qualified. My truck runs great now.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
474 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was awesome. Very polite and professional, he had no problem answering any questions I had. Will definitely request him in the future.

Jason

30 years of experience
132 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Knowledgeable/timely, great job and trust-worthy

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Javier was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and very customer focused. He took great pains to ensure that my expectations were met. Even as other issues surfaced with the car he worked to keep cost in line with various recommendations. It was my first experience with Your Mechanic and I am happy to say that it was a very pleasant one. I would certainly use the service again and would welcome the opportunity for Javier to be the one to perform that service.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in North Chicago?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $373 $260.88 $111.98 9% $411.38
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee $347 $243.19 $103.98 9% $382.94
2004 Isuzu Rodeo $584 $312.54 $271.96 13% $678.04
2011 Cadillac SRX $303 $182.76 $119.98 11% $344.01
2015 BMW 650i $429 $308.70 $119.98 8% $469.95
2010 Porsche Cayenne $974 $390.10 $583.92 17% $1174.85

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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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