Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Petersburg.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,841

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Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Very nice and helpful and went out of his way to accommodate.

Matthew

18 years of experience
25 reviews
Matthew
18 years of experience
Mathew was a knowledgeable mechanic with good people skills, what I didn't like is the price I was charged for the work, it was much higher than the agreed upon price I got when I made the appointment, and I even had to go to the auto parts store to buy replacement parts, good business is good business, the agreed price should not have changed..... Howard

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was great

Joseph

25 years of experience
468 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph notified me about 30 minutes before that he was running late but as soon as he got here he got to work. He came out to replace my serpentine belt and determined that my water pump was also bad. He patiently waited while I went to purchase the water pump, which turned out to be the wrong one. He then waited again, while I took the bad water pump with me to get the right one. I was very impressed with both his patience and work and will definitely use him again and refer everyone I know.

Joe

41 years of experience
690 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Really nice guy. He came on time, and finished the job in a timely manner. He then helped me understand other aspects of my vehicle so I could make more informed decisions going forward.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Another awesome experience with a very qualified and knowledgeable mechanic.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan was outstanding. He was right on time, very professional and friendly. He did a great job on the repair. I will definitely request him for future servicing. Thanks!!!

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Arrived on time and worked quickly to replace a part for me.

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
This has been the best vehicle repair experience I have ever had. Derek was über professional, prompt at every appointment, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly, highly recommend Derek and YourMechanic.com to anyone who doesn't do their own mechancial work on their vehicles...and maybe even to some that do.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Great mechanic! was on time new what he was doing. before i knew it he was done and everything was cleaned up and you couldn't even tell somebody had worked in my driveway. Book Terry if you get the chance you will NOT be disappointed!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Petersburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2014 Hyundai Tucson $459 $227.46 $231.97 14% $539.21
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix $231 $86.69 $143.98 17% $280.19
2014 BMW 328i xDrive $809 $568.80 $239.97 9% $891.30
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2008 Ford Mustang $626 $482.52 $143.98 7% $676.02

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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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