Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Runnemede.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and skilled. Robert is simply the best.

Henry

32 years of experience
134 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry did a great job clean and efficient very good mechanic

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Nice guy, very professional. Came on time, and knocked the job out fast! Would of took me twice as long. Will be using again in the near future. Thanks. Ron

Dominic

26 years of experience
125 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and honest, I would recommend him and the service.

Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Very professional. Completed the repair quickly. Would recommend him to anyone

Carlos

20 years of experience
6 reviews
Carlos
20 years of experience
He did a good job on replacing the parts and even replace some lights that had burned out. On the flush of the system he said he didn't have enough fluid to top off the system. The radiator fluid was still very dark and not the greenish color it should have been.

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane knows what he's doing . Also was on time . Did a good a job .

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
Friendly and expert guy ,, he knows a lot about car mechanic explained very well saved me money by diagnosing the exact issue.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience

Luther

14 years of experience
57 reviews
Luther
14 years of experience
Well done. Car is running smoothly. No longer overheating.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Runnemede?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Ford Focus $208 $95.84 $111.98 15% $246.34
2007 Dodge Nitro $235 $123.06 $111.98 14% $273.56
2013 Volvo S80 $335 $135.30 $199.97 17% $404.05
2007 Lexus RX400h $737 $256.77 $479.94 18% $901.77
2014 Cadillac ELR $256 $111.52 $143.98 16% $305.02
2009 Audi S4 $641 $273.16 $367.95 16% $767.66

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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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