Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Palos Heights.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Chris

18 years of experience
399 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
He showed up on time and was very professional. He did an outstanding job within the time limit quoted. I will use Chris again whenever my vehicles need work.
Outstanding service- knows his stuff! Will definitely use him again!

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Great mechanic !! knows his stuff has tools to do job. respectfull of customer needs. Thank You sir !!!!
I tell you if there was a 6 star this is the guy I would rate the 6 stars. Patrick; thank you man! You were exceptional and your character was top notch. You're officially my mechanic anytime I need a car service

Brian

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Brian
8 years of experience
Brian was on time and very professional and even when a simple water pump replacement turned into a nightmare when the clutch fan refused to come off despite an exhausted effort he never gave up. I would recommend him to anyone needing repair work done.very happy with the service
Brian knows his stuff...very knowledgeable and helpful

Eliseo

10 years of experience
238 reviews
Eliseo
10 years of experience
While I was not onsite with Eliseo, he was punctual, very explainatory, proficient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Eliseo.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
very good

Jacob

10 years of experience
276 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Jacob did a great job explaining what he was going to do and explaining afterwards what he did. He actually did some small, ancillary things to my car that "needed to be done" while he was doing his other work at no additional charge. I thought that was great.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
842 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Awesome Experience First time user and very happy with the cost of service . Very professional and cleaned up drive when he finished.

Anthony

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Anthony
18 years of experience
Mr. Clark definitely went out of his way for me. Especially after having so many issues with the yourmechanic parts department. I’ll have him come back soon to keep working on the things my car needs replaced

Todd

24 years of experience
95 reviews
Todd
24 years of experience
Todd, Again was a little early to our appointment, that means a lot to me. Todd was quick and did a fantastic job replacing my water pump. I am very pleased and will use Todd again when I need something else repaired. I am pleased over all with My Mechanic, GREAT PRICING !! Thanks Todd !!

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Palos Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Lotus Elise $2410 $2265.73 $143.98 2% $2459.23
2013 Honda Crosstour $285 $188.64 $95.98 10% $317.64
2007 Chrysler 300 $311 $167.37 $143.98 13% $360.87
2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 $582 $365.95 $215.97 11% $656.20
2015 BMW X3 $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2007 Audi S6 $1438 $773.71 $663.91 13% $1665.96

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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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