Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Reading.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,143

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David

13 years of experience
103 reviews
David
13 years of experience

Robert

30 years of experience
597 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert was on time. He cleaned up the area after fixing the car. And, Robert took a few minutes to explain what would happen during the job, as well as what other future work might be necessary. Courteous, focused, efficient yet conversational. Thank you Robert for getting this vehicle mobile again.

William

18 years of experience
45 reviews
William
18 years of experience
I would definitely hire Him again! Very professional and on time.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Third time Jeff has been here. Great mechanic. An asset for your company

David

9 years of experience
136 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David did a great job. He actually arrived early and was very prepared to complete the requested maintenance on my truck. After the repair was complete, I test drove my truck and it ran like a new truck. I am 100% satisfied with his work and using this website to schedule a repair on my vehicle.

Torrieanto

11 years of experience
590 reviews
Torrieanto
11 years of experience
First rate as always.

Bernard

41 years of experience
40 reviews
Bernard
41 years of experience
Very professional and pleasant made me feel at ease about trying a mobile mechanic service.

Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Pete was on time, enjoyable to communicate with, and obviously knows his profession!

Truman

14 years of experience
11 reviews
Truman
14 years of experience
Truman was just fantastic. Super friendly and very professional. Extremely flexible with the last minute fixes on my Jeep. Explained everything to me in detail and I was able to understand exactly what was going on with my car. If I ever need any other fixes on my Jeep, I will definitely contact Truman. Great experience overall​!!

Junard

10 years of experience
86 reviews
Junard
10 years of experience
Junard did a great job switching out the water pump on the 2003 Focus. The tight engine bay did not make it easy for him. He was thorough in making sure there were no coolant leaks or circulation problems and that all belts were tight and did not squeak. Great service and saved me 200 dollars compared to other shops. Once again a very difficult job considering the engine layout.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Reading?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara $382 $269.84 $111.98 9% $420.34
2016 GMC Yukon $339 $203.10 $135.98 12% $385.85
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer $499 $210.94 $287.96 16% $597.94
2012 Land Rover Range Rover $415 $190.68 $223.97 15% $491.68
2009 Cadillac CTS $314 $169.56 $143.98 13% $363.06
2016 Audi S7 $1021 $437.12 $583.92 16% $1221.87

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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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