Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Oak Lawn.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ben

40 years of experience
1142 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Thanks Ben!
Courteous, knowledgeable, and kept in touch each step of the way. The wrong part was ordered and Ben handled things like a champ. I would certainly have no problems recommending.

Derek

22 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
22 years of experience

Jacob

11 years of experience
46 reviews
Jacob
11 years of experience
Jacob understands cars and the mechanics of cars

Ricardo

13 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
13 years of experience
Ricardo was great! Worked fast and efficient. Very great communication and let me know what was wrong and how to approach it to handle it. Very skillful and professional. Thanks man!

John

26 years of experience
459 reviews
John
26 years of experience
Highly satisfactory

Mike

12 years of experience
69 reviews
Mike
12 years of experience
Mike is a very professional friendly mechanic. He was a wonderful person he really worked with me way beyond and above then he really had too. I would love to recommend him to the rest of world if I could. Great guy GREAT GUY. COULDN’T GET ANY BETTER.

Adrian

30 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
30 years of experience
Adrian arrived on time and performed the inspection and work quickly. He took time to show me the problem and show me failed part. I appreciated his additional advice on associated components and other areas to be aware of. I feel confident Adrian did a great job and it cost me much less than at the dealer. Thank You Adrian and YourMechanic.com.

Rusty

22 years of experience
378 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Rusty did a great job and got everything done in less than the estimated time. I would highly recommend!

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Jonathan is a nice guy and he had all the tools necessary to fix my car.

Chris

21 years of experience
1679 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was very professional and arrived on time.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Oak Lawn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Sedona $337 $120.86 $215.97 18% $411.11
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer $567 $278.86 $287.96 14% $665.86
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 $921 $257.28 $663.91 19% $1149.53
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $1014 $829.55 $183.97 5% $1076.80
2010 BMW 528i $718 $502.05 $215.97 9% $792.30
2009 Porsche 911 $867 $403.36 $463.94 15% $1026.86

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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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