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5/5

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Jim

19 years of experience
42 reviews
Jim
19 years of experience
Jim was extremely professional and did a great job. After the debacle with the first tech they sent out, as well as the misquote 2 times, Jim redeemed the company in my eyes. Good job!!
Jim was early, very professional and did a phenomenal job. Will definitely book him again. Appreciate the services he provided!

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is very helpful and understanding. I highly recommend this mechanic to everyone . I thank you jay for making my car run better .
Jay was very pleasant and I enjoyed talking with him. I normally work on my own Jeep but this time I was at a block wall. Jay was great. I will definitely used him again if I need it.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
329 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Showed up on time and completed the work as promised

Chris

16 years of experience
335 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great! Chris Very knowledgeable and handles all installations professionally. Does the job right

Julio

25 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
25 years of experience
Julio was very polite and genuine. He gave me some pointers are items to keep an eye on, and the priority of fixes that should be completed.

Mac

8 years of experience
20 reviews
Mac
8 years of experience
Mac was early to our appointment, prepared, and incredibly knowledgeable. He answered all the questions I had, and explained exactly what he was doing. Great service.

Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
Sami has excellent skills, kind and friendly. Came on time, showed how to fix it so that I can do it by myself next time. I highly recommend him even for a complicated works!!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Awesome job, done quickly and professionally! Thanks!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theo did a tremendous job. I was skeptical about this service being able to work on my BMW (thermostat/water Pump). Theo knew exactly what he was doing and completed the task in about 4.5 hours. This service allows me to provide my own parts and control labor costs. Yes, I will use this service again, I had a 5 star experience.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Amazing! Alex was helpful and fast.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Richmond?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Jeep Liberty $235 $123.06 $111.98 14% $273.56
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $221 $108.75 $111.98 14% $259.25
2011 Volvo XC90 $710 $533.96 $175.97 7% $770.46
2005 Infiniti FX45 $503 $358.96 $143.98 8% $552.46
2015 BMW 435i Gran Coupe $1102 $861.79 $239.97 6% $1184.29
2006 Porsche Cayenne $743 $398.67 $343.95 13% $860.92

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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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