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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Travis

11 years of experience
300 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis was very honest and up front about my water pump repair! I would highly recommend Travis to anyone! Awesome job.
Great service and attention to detail. Cheers. Sorry about the landlord being a douche. :)

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Erick was awesome! I scheduled services based on the dealership's diagnosis but Erick realized that I didn't really need some of them. He was honest and friendly and I will definitely be calling him again!
Excellent service, very reasonable pricing

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Good job
Chris was awesome and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He communicated with me throughout the day and recommended ways on how to save some money by doing repairs and maintenance at the same time time that require the same labor. He contacted me when he was available early and made sure everything worked to my schedule. He was very knowledgeable and most of all repaired my vehicle. After the repair, he took the time to explain how several parts work and thuroughly tested all parts and components to ensure they we're working cohesively. Thanks so much Chris and I will recommend and use him many times for my vehicle repairs.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very detail oriented and proficient in fixing my automobile-great sense of humor and honest about other issues with my vehicle.

Carlos

19 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
19 years of experience
I was skeptical of the company at first but Carlos was very professional and a great job with my water pump replacement.

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Great service Thank you

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Professional with an ability to over unforseen obstacles.

Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Arrived on time! Kept me updated through the whole process of the repairs. I will be requesting Phillip for my future repairs.

Victor

33 years of experience
92 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor is very knowledgeable and professional. Keep me inform of all the details and outcome!!

Gregory

15 years of experience
37 reviews
Gregory
15 years of experience
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How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Saint Paul?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Tacoma $343 $182.76 $159.98 13% $397.76
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser $707 $498.96 $207.97 9% $778.46
2013 Chevrolet Express 1500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2012 BMW 550i GT xDrive $589 $308.70 $279.96 14% $684.95
2014 Land Rover LR4 $419 $195.30 $223.97 15% $496.30
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $638 $493.93 $143.98 7% $687.43

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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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