Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Princeton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris is very professional, and super friendly. He explained to me how I can do the follow-up checks after the repair, and answered my questions patiently, and probably more than once. I have a long list of expensive repairs from the dealership that requires "immediate attention", Chris checked my car and told me which ones are truly urgent, which ones are not. I know little about cars, but the interaction with Chris makes me feel comfortable. I know I can trust Chris, and my car would be in good hands.
Very Good Fixed my water pump on 2002 VW New Beetle.I will recommend to friends and Family.Thanks Again!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Have used Jeffrey many times and as always is very efficient and professional. Will continue to do so in the future.

Luis

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
This was my first service with Your Mechanic.com and I was very pleased. I have recommended your service to several of my friends.

Chris

18 years of experience
395 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chriss not only showed up on time despite the rain and wind that blessed today with lovely Oregon fall chill, he did so with a smile. He did an exemplary job replacing the water pump and serpentine belt on our 2006 town and country. We could not have asked for a better experience and would hire him again in a heartbeat!

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Did a good job.

Frank

6 years of experience
111 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Frank is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John

18 years of experience
425 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John knows his stuff. Never felt like he was trying to 'upsell' anything, either. Will definitely look for him when I need a mechanic again, every time.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Mr. Certeza, was prompt and very professional. Not only was he a great person he is an excellent mechanic and I well tell my friends and family to request him as their mechanic in the future.

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Really great service definitely recommend!

Vadym

4 years of experience
38 reviews
Vadym
4 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, fast, and efficient!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Princeton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hummer H2 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2014 Honda Pilot $664 $311.82 $351.95 15% $784.82
2004 Ford Freestar $378 $162.14 $215.97 16% $452.39
2004 Infiniti Q45 $500 $396.46 $103.98 6% $536.21
2005 Mercedes-Benz C320 $578 $305.95 $271.96 13% $671.45
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $555 $314.74 $239.97 12% $637.24

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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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