Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Silver Spring.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Dominic

26 years of experience
125 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and honest, I would recommend him and the service.
WORKED CLEAN, NEW WHAT HE WAS DOING, EXPLAINED WHAT AND WHY BEFORE HE DID THE WORK. DID WHAT HE QUOTED. I HIRED HIM DO DO MORE WORK FOR ME. JOSEPH CASSATA

Phil

28 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
28 years of experience
Phil is an excellent mechanic. He took his time and informed me of every steps of his progress. I would highly recommend him.

Manuel

39 years of experience
132 reviews
Manuel
39 years of experience

Peter

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

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Martin was fast and friendly. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Jesus

13 years of experience
5 reviews
Jesus
13 years of experience
Finished previous job early, so showed up early to our house. Had no issues getting the water pump switched out, and even used the battery from his truck to test the jeep since it had been sitting there awhile it needs a charge.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
I had an appointment today to replace the broken water pump on my '89 Honda Accord. Tien actually arrived a bit early for the job- not easy as I live on a winding street in the Berkeley Hills- and completed it with some time to spare even! He was very courteous, competent and professional. I am delighted with his and Your Mechanic's service and would highly recommend both! Len B Berkeley, CA

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!

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was fantastic. He was on time (early actually), left my garage clean and fixed my truck (timing belt/water pump replacement). He took time to explain what was happening with my truck and answered any questions I had. Great job! I would recommend Peter, and already have, to my family and friends. I rated recommending YourMechanic.com at an 8 because when you call their toll free number for customer service, you will probably be on hold for 20-30 minutes. Once you finally get through, the agents are friendly and courteous. But something needs to be done about the wait time.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Silver Spring?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan Rogue Select $302 $141.85 $159.98 15% $356.85
2010 GMC Acadia $359 $182.76 $175.97 14% $419.26
2009 Volkswagen Touareg $942 $773.71 $167.97 5% $999.46
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $559 $318.69 $239.97 12% $641.19
2006 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2014 Porsche Cayenne $626 $426.07 $199.97 9% $694.82

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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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