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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
What a outstanding process this has been. Duane was awesome!!! Highly recommend him for any machanical work needed to be done. He text me to let me know he was enroute, arrived early and went right to work. He is excellent and I will definitely use him again for all my mechanical needs. Great Mechanic
Duane came early. I was wrong about the part that needed replaced and he was nice enough to get the correct one and still install it. Very fast and friendly. I would recommend him.

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
This was my first time using YM, and Tyrone made it an effortless experience. Not only was he extremely knowledable about vehicles, he suggested repairs and solutions to concerns that i had. My old SUV is running great thanks to Tyrone.

Terry

29 years of experience
99 reviews
Terry
29 years of experience
Although Terry couldn't fix the problem, he did an excellent job. Clean work and a good guy. I would trust him to work on our vehicles.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Fixed the problem with my car and even repaired a few minor issues with my hoses. Gave me advice on other issues my car has and recommended services. 10/10

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Quick and easy. Took care of work I didn’t have time to do

Terry

11 years of experience
45 reviews
Terry
11 years of experience
A+

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Showed up on time very professional did an excellent job

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael was early, courteous and efficient. We will definitely book our future services with him!

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
John is professional and so experienced. He solved my problem.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
2nd time I have used Patrick, and would recommend his services.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Oak Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Hyundai Genesis $282 $121.96 $159.98 16% $336.96
2009 Jeep Patriot $264 $120.01 $143.98 15% $313.51
2010 Dodge Challenger $618 $401.61 $215.97 10% $691.86
2011 BMW X5 $533 $308.70 $223.97 12% $609.70
2012 BMW 640i $782 $565.95 $215.97 8% $856.20
2015 Porsche Panamera $626 $426.07 $199.97 9% $694.82

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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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