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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,984

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Richard

20 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Should have called you guys before, and I have already recommend this to other people

Dan

38 years of experience
753 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
He was very communicative, prompt and diligent in the repairs.
On time, knowledgeable, honest.

Duane

24 years of experience
387 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Showed up 15 minutes early.
Duane came early. I was wrong about the part that needed replaced and he was nice enough to get the correct one and still install it. Very fast and friendly. I would recommend him.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Noe is very knowledgeable man. Very friendly! I would want to have him work on my car every time I have to book another appointment. Thanks Noe!!!
Minimal communication, maximum result! Thanks

Kenneth

10 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
10 years of experience
Kenneth showed up on time and knew what he was doing. He was very easy to talk to and worked very hard to get my car in shape for me. I have had two mechanics from "my mechanic" and they both were very hard working and genuine. I appreciated them telling me exactly how and what they were doing to my car.

Alfred

12 years of experience
348 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
Alfred is my Jeep Hero!!! He was in contact with me, through texts & email, from the minute I scheduled my appointment till the job was done! He showed up & immediately got to it. He asked me a few questions & never made me feel like an idiot. He confirmed the problem & then fixed it! He answered a million random questions I had. When he was done he left me with instructions on what to expect & gave me solutions & advice about future car service needs. He completed the whole thing in exactly the quoted time! I am so happy with this service & especially with "My Mechanic" Alfred! I am about to schedule a couple other services with him in the coming weeks. I fully recommend "Your Mechanic" to anyone with car trouble, no shop to work in or anyone who is into saving a couple duckets & getting guaranteed services

Rusty

22 years of experience
375 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Rusty did a great job and got everything done in less than the estimated time. I would highly recommend!

Adrian

30 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
30 years of experience
Adrian arrived on time and performed the inspection and work quickly. He took time to show me the problem and show me failed part. I appreciated his additional advice on associated components and other areas to be aware of. I feel confident Adrian did a great job and it cost me much less than at the dealer. Thank You Adrian and YourMechanic.com.

James

30 years of experience
496 reviews
James
30 years of experience
James was very professional and kindly answered any questions that I had after the repair was done.

Joseph

26 years of experience
502 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Joseph notified me about 30 minutes before that he was running late but as soon as he got here he got to work. He came out to replace my serpentine belt and determined that my water pump was also bad. He patiently waited while I went to purchase the water pump, which turned out to be the wrong one. He then waited again, while I took the bad water pump with me to get the right one. I was very impressed with both his patience and work and will definitely use him again and refer everyone I know.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in South Plainfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Jeep Patriot $251 $107.45 $143.98 16% $300.95
2014 Chrysler 200 $219 $107.45 $111.98 14% $257.95
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse $422 $181.83 $239.97 16% $504.33
2008 Lexus GS350 $584 $184.37 $399.95 19% $721.87
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 $522 $218.03 $303.96 16% $626.53
2010 Jaguar XF $484 $179.70 $303.96 17% $588.20

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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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