Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Portage.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,715

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Andrew

Andrew

10 years of experience
21 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Great work!
Great
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
OK.
Anthony

Anthony

8 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
8 years of experience
Anthony is great- very thorough and knowledgeable.
Ralph

Ralph

32 years of experience
78 reviews
Ralph
32 years of experience
He knew what to do on a very tricky job. Best mechanic I've dealt with in last 15 years.
Jose

Jose

12 years of experience
245 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Very professional and courteous. Informed us about every step, and made recommendations for necessary work. Was easy to book. Will definitely ask for Jose again
Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1480 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Knows what he's doing and gets it done quickly
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Good guy who did good work
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
Rocco was more than punctual and was able to replace my water pump extremely fast! Rocco was also extremely personable, walking me through what he had done and giving me advice on other car care processes. I would recommend his services to anyone who has car trouble and is looking for quick, professional service.
John

John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
John is fantastic. He went above and beyond what I expected. I will use him again when needed and will also recommend him to my friends. THANKS JOHN!
Brikk

Brikk

15 years of experience
299 reviews
Brikk
15 years of experience
He was very thorough and conscientious about doing the job correctly. Very polite, trustworthy, and friendly.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Portage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty $305 $185.24 $119.98 11% $346.49
2006 Toyota Tacoma $295 $182.76 $111.98 11% $333.26
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 $463 $287.00 $175.97 11% $523.50
2004 BMW Z4 $377 $120.72 $255.96 18% $464.72
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 $529 $336.94 $191.97 11% $594.94
2015 Jaguar XF $521 $184.71 $335.95 18% $636.21

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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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