Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Valparaiso.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
CHRIS WAS VERY GOOD
On time professional service.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Great conversation and better advice, great work as well

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Very happy with Abdul! He showed up on time and did my requested repairs in a decent time. He seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend him and will use him again in the future!

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
An outstanding Mechanic with an Outstanding attitude. I will recommend Scott to friends when they need a mechanic.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Patrick is a pleasure. He was covered in grease when he finished. I wanted to hug him, but couldn't. Lol. I'm looking forward to future business with him .

Philip

12 years of experience
17 reviews
Philip
12 years of experience
Very professional and courteous, and showed up early. Did a fantastic job, finished on time, explained everything and very up front. Highly recommended!

Brian

12 years of experience
12 reviews
Brian
12 years of experience
Great gentleman, explained everything he was doing and was very courteous.

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Ken was awesome. Very professional.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Great mechanic. Showed up early, was friendly and got the job done.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
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.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Valparaiso?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Honda Crosstour $285 $188.64 $95.98 10% $317.64
2010 Kia Soul $370 $121.96 $247.96 18% $455.21
2006 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2009 Cadillac SRX $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2005 Audi A6 Quattro $641 $273.16 $367.95 16% $767.66
2013 BMW M3 $456 $215.76 $239.97 15% $538.26

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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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