Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Portsmouth.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Melvin

12 years of experience
157 reviews
Melvin
12 years of experience
Melvin is a very good mechanic did a great job will recommend to my friends

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
Steve showed up ontime and ready to do the job..He took his time and did a flawless job ... ThanKs STEVE

Blissel

2 years of experience
38 reviews
Blissel
2 years of experience
Blissel was awesome...really took the time to do the job right and very courteous. Would highly recommended his services in the future. Thank you Your Mechanic.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian did a great job on my 2007 BMW X5.

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
On time, very friendly, and very fast. He replaced my water pump on my truck and did it faster than I expected. Unfortunately it didn't solve the problem I was having (my fault for misdiagnosing the problem), but he was able to give advice on what the problem was and next steps to fix it. This was my first time using Your Mechanic and I was skeptical at first, but after hiring them I would definitely be calling them again.

Jonathan

9 years of experience
40 reviews
Jonathan
9 years of experience
Honest and hard working

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete showed up early and got the job done quickly. I had a lot of questions for Pete before my service and he answered each one of them quickly and professionally. Making me very confident in his service.

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
He fixed everything in a timely manner. I would recommend again.

Kevin

22 years of experience
244 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Excellent work by Kevin!


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
2010 GMC Yukon $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty $564 $339.71 $223.97 12% $640.71
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $373 $260.88 $111.98 9% $411.38
2014 Acura TSX $293 $133.16 $159.98 15% $348.16
2008 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2011 Porsche Cayenne $698 $426.07 $271.96 11% $791.57

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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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