Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in University Place.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Ben

39 years of experience
1132 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was awesome...efficient and honest
Great

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was quick and took time to explain when I had some questions. Fast and clean job!

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very professional. Quick competent work. Installed a water pump and serpentine belt for me.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Very clean and quick work done on our vehicle..we were on the road ahead of schedule on this day...Thanks to Raul's work!! Excellent work provided! Highly recommend Raul's services! Thanks Raul! See you soon!

Andrew

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Would recommend Andrew to anyone looking to have their vehicle worked on!!

Marco

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Marco
23 years of experience
Fast worker always on time

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and skilled. Robert is simply the best.

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
Thanks to YourMechanic.com and to Mr Joseph for fixing our vehicle. Our fuel pump was under warranty and Mr Joseph came in this morning and replaced it at no charge to us plus did other needed repairs. He was very professional, friendly plus had a great attitude working under extreme hot temperature. Thanks again!

Damian

9 years of experience
381 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was great, broke a few of my drill bits but at least my car is fixed and running! He was very thorough and informative! Will definitely request and recommend him in the future!!

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott initially came out to do a diagnostic on my truck and based off his professionalism and friendliness I wanted him to be the one to do the repairs. He was timely and efficient. So glad I got him.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in University Place?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chrysler 300 $628 $291.64 $335.95 15% $743.14
2010 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2004 Ford Ranger $300 $132.23 $167.97 16% $357.98
2008 BMW Z4 $637 $397.25 $239.97 11% $719.75
2004 Audi A4 $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47
2007 Porsche Boxster $600 $184.36 $415.94 19% $743.36

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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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