Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Spanaway.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris, arrived on time and had the water pump installed quickly. He also informs me , on other things , that might need to be watched.. He is a very good mechanic and I would recommend him. Thank you Chris.
Chris was ahead of scheduled appointment, which was great and finished a big job quickly. Chris is professional, honest, polite, social and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in auto repair. I highly recommend him and will request him for any future repairs.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
A bit early, yea! Better than late. Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient. Thank you!!
He was very professional and personable.. he did not leave until he was sure that the car was running like it was supposed to and that I was satisfied

Cameron

12 years of experience
88 reviews
Cameron
12 years of experience
Really helpful and professional. Didn't mind answering questions and sharing knowledge about the car and up-keeping. Would highly recommend to anyone needing help with their car.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Phillip

17 years of experience
193 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Arrived on time! Kept me updated through the whole process of the repairs. I will be requesting Phillip for my future repairs.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Did the work great and fast. He knows what he is doing.

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.

Marcus

17 years of experience
25 reviews
Marcus
17 years of experience
Great service. Very knowledgeable about my car and let us know things to work on in the future. Would highly recommend him to others and for my next appointment.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Exceptional job

James

25 years of experience
25 reviews
James
25 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional Great service


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Spanaway?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2012 Kia Sportage $427 $227.46 $199.97 13% $496.21
2006 Mercury Mariner $351 $142.92 $207.97 16% $422.42
2012 BMW X3 $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2010 BMW 750Li xDrive $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $911 $607.20 $303.96 10% $1015.70

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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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