Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Vernon Hills.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Extremely professional, Robert also was able to service my vehicle earlier than expected, highlighted some potential issues that I may should be aware of for future reference. Would definitely recommend again

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.

Kevin

22 years of experience
244 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Excellent work by Kevin!

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
wonderful

Christopher

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Great exp

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

Nicholas

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
Arrived on time and did the work we discussed. He was very knowledgeable and did the work in a very clean and tidy manor. I will be booking him for all further maintenance of this vehicle and possibly our other vehicles as well. I would have no problem recommending this service or specifically this mechanic to family and friends.

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Day was very knowledgeable and very efficient did a great job on my vehicle

Mung

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Mung
19 years of experience
Mung was very polite and professional and did a good job.

Ralph

36 years of experience
115 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
He knew what to do on a very tricky job. Best mechanic I've dealt with in last 15 years.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Vernon Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mazda RX-8 $250 $137.96 $111.98 13% $288.46
2013 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2012 Hyundai Tucson $459 $227.46 $231.97 14% $539.21
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $702 $438.45 $263.96 11% $793.20
2004 Audi A4 $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47
2013 Jaguar XJ $579 $195.30 $383.95 18% $711.30

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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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