Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Northbrook.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Did great work on my mr2 got the timing belt and water pump installed quick and clean even with a 110 degree heat.I will use him again
You have one of the best mechanic's who knows what he is doing! He's fast, professional, and he told me what I needed to know without using terms I wouldn't understand. I will use this service again!

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
GREAT
On time & work completed successfully. Very happy with my first time calling Scott.

Jordan

7 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
7 years of experience
Jordan was on time and completed the scheduled work within the timeframe given. I wouldn't hesitate to book him again for future work.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Expert VW Mechanic! You will be in good hands.

Mario

18 years of experience
101 reviews
Mario
18 years of experience
Great mechanical knowledge and makes sure the job is done correctly.. will request Mario every time.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris showed up on time. He was friendly, but professional and suggested an appropriate small additional item which we agreed with. He completed his work within the estimated time and cleaned up the work area. Will definitely hire Chris again.

Kahlin

15 years of experience
41 reviews
Kahlin
15 years of experience
Kahlin was wonderful, he went above and beyond. I will definitely use this site again. I hope all the mechanics are as good as Kahlin he his. I already have my daughter Victoria McClure, looking into getting her car fixed thank you, Chef Deanna Vitale

Edgar

12 years of experience
25 reviews
Edgar
12 years of experience
Edgar rocks. Came when he said he would, finished the work ahead of schedule and made me feel very confident in his ability to handle what was not a minor repair job. Clean, competent, pleasant--what more could you ask for? Great service.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Timely and quick service

Richard

10 years of experience
17 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard did a good job very professional and finished within quoted time I would defitnetly recommend him


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Northbrook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2006 GMC Yukon $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2013 Smart Fortwo $360 $207.77 $151.98 12% $412.02
2005 Audi A6 Quattro $641 $273.16 $367.95 16% $767.66
2012 Mini Cooper $477 $245.46 $231.97 14% $557.21
2006 Porsche Cayenne $743 $398.67 $343.95 13% $860.92

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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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