Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Short Hills.

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
This was the first time to use Your Mechanic. Joel immediately got to work replacing the water pump. He showed mr the old pump, explaining what could have occurred if I had continued to drive mh Hummer without replacement. Joel treated my Hummer like it was his own vehicle. I will definitely use Joel again.
He was courteous,friendly, and helpful. He was on time with the appointment and finish in good time. If I have any more problems I will definitely call him again

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Good job
Awesome services. Jonathan knows his stuff. I told him problem and what I thought it might be. He conducted his test to verified that I what I believe is the cause. Replaced the part and ran his checks to make sure everything was running smoothly. Had another mechanic before him through the site and wasnt pleased at all. Jonathan definitely received a 10 stars.. very very pleased with jonathan knowledge and professionalism

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe is the best.... I so appreciate his kindness and expertise. He squeezed me in and worked late to ensure my vehicle was fixed so I could get to work the next day. Thank you Noe. I will always ask for him.

Peter

41 years of experience
1247 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was excellent and he was very knowledgeable. He explained the reason for certain parts breaking down/messing up so i had a better understanding.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
He show on time and did a great job.

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
As last time, he was on time, friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything to me & last but not least the price was less. I am very pleased.

Justin

18 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Justin was polite and professional. He completed replacement of the leaky water pump with a new one in a timely manner. I recommend him for auto repairs.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Personality=10 Professional=10 Knowledgeable=10 Promptness=10 Chris was great and answered all of my questions. Will be requesting him again soon for some more work. Thanks Chris!!

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great guy, prompt did the job right and communicated well. I will ask for him next time !

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Javier was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and very customer focused. He took great pains to ensure that my expectations were met. Even as other issues surfaced with the car he worked to keep cost in line with various recommendations. It was my first experience with Your Mechanic and I am happy to say that it was a very pleasant one. I would certainly use the service again and would welcome the opportunity for Javier to be the one to perform that service.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Short Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 GMC Canyon $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2011 Mercury Milan $208 $95.84 $111.98 15% $246.34
2012 Smart Fortwo $360 $207.77 $151.98 12% $412.02
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 $546 $305.95 $239.97 13% $628.45
2009 BMW 750Li $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2008 Jaguar XJ8 $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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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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