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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,863

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Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco was great. He communicated he was running a half hour late, but he got the job done 2 hours earlier than expected. The man dominated the job well with in the projected time period so to me I'm not concerned what time he starts. Rocco was very transparent about a service I didn't really need and removed it from the work order. He also highlighted some issues that needed to be addresssed going forward, which is appreciated. He didn't just show up to do the job on the work order and leave. He pointed out some problem areas he noticed because it is the right thing to do. Personally, I really appreciate made being aware of items that need to be address although they were well outside the scope of the requested service. Will definitely be working with Rocco again.
Rocco is an amazing mechanic. He arrived 10 min. early. While he was removing the water pump, he noticed the serpentine and the AC belts were both cracked and needed to be replaced. So I got him the belts and he replaced them for free. He also replaced a blown fuse that I wasn't aware of. After 2 hours, the job was done. Then I went on a test drive with him to make sure everything was working fine including the water pump with no leaks. I was extremely pleased with his overall service and exceeded my expectations. Rocco is a super competent professional friendly mechanic. He is very honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable. He goes above and beyond his work. He examines everything and points out at anything that requires immediate attention. He is the best mechanic I have ever had work done on all the cars I have owned. I would very strongly recommend Rocco to anyone. On a 5 star rating scale, he rates 10 stars. I can't wait for my next service with him. I am an extremely satisfied customer.

Aaron

8 years of experience
72 reviews
Aaron
8 years of experience
Aaron returned to complete the job he found was bigger than what either of us expected Friday. He arrived on time and completed the work when he said he would. Truck runs great now! Highly recommend Aaron for your Chevy needs.

Collins

10 years of experience
112 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collin was very professional. He answer my questions. He took time to make sure i knew what was happening. This process was a lot smoother than i first image it would be.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
He was not just on time- he was early. He communicated with me throughout the whole process and let me know what was going on. He even did a few things that he didn't charge for, which I was greatly appreciative of. I didn't even know Your Mechanic existed. I would have been utilizing you guys from the start instead of going to a shop.

Rodrigo

11 years of experience
121 reviews
Rodrigo
11 years of experience
Very happy with my first experance will use again

Jonathan

13 years of experience
13 reviews
Jonathan
13 years of experience
Jonathan had a difficult time with my Jeep Grand Cherokee water pump replacement. It took much longer than anticipated and once the pump was removed he discovered a rotted tube which also needed to be replaced. In addition, because I'd had to leave and absent-mindedly took the key with me, he was unable to test the repair adequately once complete which meant he had to come back later to complete the repair. Through it all, Jonathan maintained a professional attitude and demonstrated a dedication to getting the job done right and to my satisfaction. I waited a couple of weeks to enter this review to ensure that the repair 'stuck' and it has. So even though the job took longer and cost more (due to the rotted tube) I have to say that I am very satisfied with Jonathon and my experience with YourMechanic.com. Thanks!

Ralph

36 years of experience
114 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Professional.

Anthony

31 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Great work.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Clifton was awesome! Showed up an hour early and was quick, efficient, professional, and friendly. Price was exactly what was quoted. We definitely will use Your Mechanic again and request Clifton specifically! Thanks!

Alfred

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred was a great mechanic. He showed up on time and anticipated a part that I would need that was not listed. I would recommend him or this service to anyone looking for car service. I'm very very pleased and I have already sent my friends to the site to check out. Thanks -houston


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Uniondale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Toyota Camry $232 $88.15 $143.98 17% $281.65
2006 Volkswagen Golf $645 $348.93 $295.96 13% $746.68
2011 Bentley Continental $2437 $2292.92 $143.98 1% $2486.42
2015 BMW Z4 $809 $568.80 $239.97 9% $891.30
2014 BMW 435i xDrive $1089 $880.96 $207.97 6% $1160.46
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG $595 $314.74 $279.96 13% $690.99

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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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