Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in River Grove.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
I trust Ben to get the job done!
Courteous, knowledgeable, and kept in touch each step of the way. The wrong part was ordered and Ben handled things like a champ. I would certainly have no problems recommending.

Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was excellent to work with. I would highly recommend him and I will definitely use him again. He is quite knowledgeable about many types of cars and very willingly answers all questions and offers recommendations when asked. I found him to be very friendly, courteous and dedicated to getting the job done right in a high quality and professional manner. He even checked the air in all the tires and test drove it afterward. An overall first-rate experience with Dan.
Was very impressed with Dan and his expertise..He had to come out twice because l diagnosed the first day and problem with my van wrong. He found the issue and came back next day and repaired it..it drives great now..would highly recommend Dan and this company for your next car repairs..

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Chris is a very nice and he's very good fixing our cars.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Great service! Jason really knows what he is doing.

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
Steve did a top notch repair in record time to my vehicle, very professional and knowledgeable. If Steve shows up you know you’re in good hands !

Martin

21 years of experience
68 reviews
Martin
21 years of experience
Excellent mechanic and he’s very friendly and knowledgeable

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Ken diagnosed a squealing noise in my van, and said I needed to replace the water pump and drive belt. He did the work efficiently and throughly. By the end of the repair, the squealing noise had disappeared and my van was running smoothly again. Ken values my time and explains what he's doing under the hood, so I'm very satisfied.

Gurinder

9 years of experience
36 reviews
Gurinder
9 years of experience
Mr. Gurinder was very professional and curteous. He arrived at my house on time and finished the job in a timely fashion. Thanks!

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Had the heart of a teacher! Great guy.

Alfred

29 years of experience
86 reviews
Alfred
29 years of experience
Alfred was pleasant, professional and answered all my questions. Also answered other general questions concerning my car.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in River Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Nissan Versa $225 $113.18 $111.98 14% $263.68
2007 Chevrolet Aveo $558 $269.86 $287.96 15% $656.86
2004 Volkswagen Jetta $760 $344.04 $415.94 15% $903.04
2006 Audi A8 Quattro $653 $188.90 $463.94 19% $812.40
2007 Cadillac CTS $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2007 Chevrolet Corvette $460 $316.46 $143.98 9% $509.96

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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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