Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Scotch Plains.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
This guy right here is an awesome mechanic, very professional and courteous person as well. Has a customer for as long as he continues his services. Thanks a lot
Called to let me know when he was on his way. Was very friendly and helpful. Got the water pump replaced much faster than was estimated. Great work.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Excellent service and communication. Completed the job quickly and efficiently. Did an great job explaining all issues. We will definitely be using Jason’s services in the future!

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Very professional

Estevan

10 years of experience
16 reviews
Estevan
10 years of experience
The entire experience went very well; smooth. The convenience of coming to my work place was a great benefit.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was very professional, courteous, and knowledgable. Harish called an hour before my appointment to advise that he was on the way. I had my water pump and thermostat replaced on my 2006 BMW 525i. In total it took less than three hours to replace the parts. Harish left my grange as clean or cleaner than it was before he arrived. I will book Harish again for my future mechanical needs.

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
Hani finished in time (replace water pump) that was estimated. He didn't rush, just knew what he was doing and did it. He stayed while we ran the car for a while to make sure there were no leaks or issues.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Punctual, courteous and professional

Jerome

22 years of experience
406 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
I like the mechanic coming to my location. I liked how prepared he was. I will definitely like to use him again.

Gustavo

15 years of experience
41 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable of autos.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a great job. He was super friendly yet professional. He took the necessary time to explainied problems in a way that was very understandable to my wife and me. He was efficient and did all the work that needed to be done and the results were great. My car is running like new with no shakes and rattles. The A/C is working where I thought it would need charging. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to my friends and family. I got estimates from local garages and mechanics and I saved well over 30%. This site rocks and Chris is a wonderful representative. Don't bother to go anywhere else you;ll get the best service at a great price from yourmechanic.com, If you're in Orange County, ask for Chris!!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Scotch Plains?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan NV3500 $274 $98.09 $175.97 18% $334.59
2009 Bentley Arnage $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2007 Kia Rio5 $380 $123.56 $255.96 18% $467.56
2009 Audi A8 Quattro $1294 $773.71 $519.93 12% $1472.46
2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $510 $206.13 $303.96 17% $614.63

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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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