Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Saint Charles.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
He was on time and did the job quickly and professionally. In the future if I need services from YOUR MECHANIC, please send Shaun Fenner. I want him to be my mechanic.
Shaun was courteous, professional and kind. He kept me up to date on his progress to arrive and at every step of the way on my repair. He found a couple things wrong I never would have seen if I tried to do the repair myself. Will not only use the service again but will be requesting Shaun do the repairs

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Awesome!
Noe is a great mechanic. Professional and courteous. I gave him 5 stars because even though he was late 40 minutes to our 9AM appointment, he easily got the job done fast and way beyond the expected time of completion. This wasn't an easy job. Noe had to remove and replace the thermostat, the water pump and the serpentine belt on my 2006 Armada in one appointment. I highly recommend Noe to anyone who needs help. I'm going to book another appointment with Noe to replace the front and rear suspension on my truck. Excellent job! Thanks much for your help Noe! See you again on the next appointment!

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was very knowledgeable and professional. He recommended a few items that need attention without pressure. Thanks to him, my car was back on the road in no time. 

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Thoroughly professional

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Awesome very helpful

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Great service very nice and polite showed up right on time and finished before time it listed it would take. Even helped find cheapest part for another issue we found out needed fixed. Would use Andrew again! He knows what he’s doing

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor is simply excellent. He explained everything and answered my thousand and one questions I had. I was so excited that I stayed with him throughout the job he did and was impressed with this knowledge and thoroughness of the job he was performing. He double checked everything and made sure that I was satisfied that it is all working. Thank you Amor!

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Did a great job and very helpful!

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott is great. He showed up on time, was very professional, and extremely thorough. He not only did the repair I had scheduled, but also took the time to complete another repair that was needed, so I would not have to schedule a whole other appointment. or worry about driving my vehicle which a potentially bad problem. He even ran and picked up the additional part needed. Scott is very friendly, and courteous and is well prepared to spend the needed time to complete the repair ... not just rush through it to get to the next appointment.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Saint Charles?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Sonic $305 $129.48 $175.97 16% $365.98
2004 Isuzu Rodeo $584 $312.54 $271.96 13% $678.04
2015 Nissan Armada $314 $169.96 $143.98 13% $363.46
2013 Mercedes-Benz CL550 $621 $429.28 $191.97 9% $687.28
2013 BMW 750Li $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2012 Audi S5 $451 $251.46 $199.97 13% $520.21

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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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