Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Tacoma.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Ralph

36 years of experience
115 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Professional.
He & his assistant did a great job. Got the job completed & cleaned up well after. Glad he recommended few things that needed to be addressed with my car as well. Otherwise I would have definitely been out of a car. Definitely booking my next appointment with him.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
great!!
excellent very cold day and still finished the job I AM VERY HAPPY. EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE,HE EVEN RESET MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT THANK YOU ALOT.

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Best service around! David is a true professional.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
I highly recommend Alex for at location services. Alex has a passion for quality work and extensive knowledge to troubleshoot 'on the spot' problems with automobiles. A job well done. Thank you sir!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John was a great mechanic great attitude very competent Very professional way out of his way to explain what he did knew he was doing this company needs more mechanics like him

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey is all out awesome. Professional, courteous, and on time for appointments. He is thorough in his work and explaining the work he is doing. He is top notch!

Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Very professional and helpful

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Great. Scheduling was hectic.

Cary

25 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
25 years of experience
Replaced my water pump in my jeep Very professional and knows what he's doing and he's cool great job cary

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
Steve did a top notch repair in record time to my vehicle, very professional and knowledgeable. If Steve shows up you know you’re in good hands !


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Tacoma?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Camry $556 $219.96 $335.95 17% $671.46
2009 Kia Optima $751 $486.63 $263.96 10% $841.38
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 $291 $123.06 $167.97 16% $348.81
2014 Acura RDX $396 $131.56 $263.96 18% $486.31
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $475 $194.88 $279.96 16% $571.13
2008 BMW M6 $480 $215.76 $263.96 15% $570.51

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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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