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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Cary

25 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
25 years of experience

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
I'm confident Carlos can fix any problem your car has. Not on is he knowledgeable, but he does effiecient and effective work. The kind of guy to go above and beyond in his work.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose arrived exactly on time and was very quick in analyzing the exact cause of the problem(water pump) which was not my initial request for service(serpentine belt replacement). He made a call for the part to be delivered to him and once it was delivered, he promptly installed it and my vehicle was back up and running in short order. He was very courteous and professional during the entire service. Seriously impressed with his workmanship and knowledge of auto repair.

Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
He was nice and did a great job..

Roger

23 years of experience
13 reviews
Roger
23 years of experience
Superb mechanic. Did a great job despite the South Florida weather. Comes highly recommended. Thanks

Christopher

18 years of experience
119 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Chris was on time very courteous and very knowledgeable I would recommend him to anyone he changed out my sons water pump. Did a great job took his time make sure it was right and at a good price. My son is back on the road and very happy so am I .

Duy

11 years of experience
66 reviews
Duy
11 years of experience
Duy was fantastic! He was fast, friendly and very knowledgeable. He is everything you’d want in a mechanic. I highly recommend him. Thanks Duy!

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary showed up to my job 20 min early than the appointment time, which was great. He told me I needed a waterpump , 2 hours later my truck was back to normal. He was so fast , he had a couple of supervisors in my building asking me to make sure i get a couple of business cards before he leaves. I definitely will be calling back.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith arrived in a timely manner, went straight to work, and resolved the issues efficiently. Super knowledgeable, explained the problems and how he remedied them,.

Damian

9 years of experience
354 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
great very professonal,courtious an answered all my questions


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in South Saint Paul?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $446 $157.86 $287.96 18% $544.86
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 $365 $188.76 $175.97 14% $425.26
2009 Hyundai Tucson $362 $121.96 $239.97 18% $444.46
2015 Lincoln Navigator $366 $158.20 $207.97 16% $437.70
2011 Lexus RX350 $1124 $219.96 $903.88 21% $1434.71
2005 Porsche Boxster $814 $397.69 $415.94 14% $956.69

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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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