Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Virginia Beach.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service in Virginia Beach

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

5

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Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nathaniel was very courteous and professional. When he was going to be a few minutes late he called to let me know that he would be a little late. He sent me a message to let me know when he was on the way and send a message when he arrived. He was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job. I would definitely use this service again.
Very friendly.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe arrived at exactly 8am and was done at 9am...my boyfriend and I we're very pleased with the service and impressed in how he quickly and efficiently fixed my car... he was very professional and will schedule any future auto needs...
Joe was prompt and quite courteous. He completed the work as promised within the time frame. Found him to be quite knowledgeable and highly recommended future repairs.

Oliver

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Oliver
11 years of experience
Oliver was great and explained everything he was doing to me and my husband. Even though it was humid outside he still took his time to make sure the job was done perfectly. He also answered the 1000 questions I had I will definitely book him again if I have anymore car trouble. Thank you again

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Ian did a great job on my car and my car work perfect! Thanks again Ian

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Great experience! Robert not only replaced the part at a fair price, but also diagnosed potential problems.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Arrived on time, quickly confirmed initial diagnosis, and completed repair in about an hour. This is our second time using YourMechanic and we specifically booked with Theodore because of our great first experience, even if it meant writing a couple days.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
I was very satisfied with the work done.

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Great experience. Would recommend Your Mechanic.

Damian

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damians was on time Professional Knowledgeable & courteous

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He was very communicative, prompt and diligent in the repairs.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Virginia Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen CC $792 $319.96 $471.94 17% $954.21
2015 Chevrolet Impala $408 $183.93 $223.97 15% $484.93
2009 Ford Expedition $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2006 Lexus GS300 $396 $204.46 $191.97 14% $462.46
2012 Infiniti FX50 $314 $169.96 $143.98 13% $363.46
2006 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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