Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Portsmouth.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

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Joel

19 years of experience
754 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
He was awesome!
Good

Carlos

20 years of experience
6 reviews
Carlos
20 years of experience
He did a good job on replacing the parts and even replace some lights that had burned out. On the flush of the system he said he didn't have enough fluid to top off the system. The radiator fluid was still very dark and not the greenish color it should have been.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Another great experience. Please do not hesitate to use this service. The pricing and convenience is second to none! Great job Richard, and I have more orders to follow.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1054 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick Facundo is a great VW mechanic guy, And. He did fix my GTI very fast done than other VW dealer or private too .

Jeffrey

12 years of experience
47 reviews
Jeffrey
12 years of experience
Jeffrey did a great job on the requested repair and even correctly diagnosed another issue and took care of that unscheduled repair the same day. He went above and beyond what was expected, and for that, I thank him and highly recommend him to be your mechanic.

David

14 years of experience
56 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Showed up and right off the bat I could tell he was extremely knowledgeable. He worked very hard and when he didn't have the right part drove to the local part store and got it. Worked in the heat despite how hot it got and was always smiling. Would totally book David again.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
This guy right here is an awesome mechanic, very professional and courteous person as well. Has a customer for as long as he continues his services. Thanks a lot

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was early, thorough, efficient, and professional. He went the extra mile to do a great job.

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
Junior was very knowledgeable and answered each of my questions throughout the process. As for customer service and their supervisor not so much one star on able to provide answers to my questions. supervisor very unprofessional just offered excuses. No need to reply if I use your services again it will be because of the excellent customer service the mechanics provided .

Diego

19 years of experience
446 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
The kind of guy you'd want to go share a beer with! Great mechanic, efficient and thorough.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Portsmouth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Highlander $604 $219.96 $383.95 17% $735.96
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2015 Ferrari FF $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2010 Lexus HS250h $274 $129.96 $143.98 15% $323.46
2007 Audi A8 Quattro $1294 $773.71 $519.93 12% $1472.46
2005 BMW M3 $688 $368.35 $319.96 13% $798.35

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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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