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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,143

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John

26 years of experience
625 reviews
John
26 years of experience
John is fantastic. He went above and beyond what I expected. I will use him again when needed and will also recommend him to my friends. THANKS JOHN!
John is professional, knowledgeable, and polite. We will asked for John Conner and Your Mechanic again for our car maintenance and repairs.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1217 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore was great. He did a great job replacing the water pump on my GMC Yukon and was able to answer all my questions on other potential fixes my car might need. Definitely will work with him again and recommend him highly.
Theodore was on time, accommodating and friendly. I had a lot of add-ons to my service and he was more than willing to fix the issues and go get any parts or tools necessary to get things taken care of in one visit. Greatly appreciated and convenient.

Wayne

33 years of experience
6 reviews
Wayne
33 years of experience
Very friendly and did a great job

Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Peter was very knowledgeable and professional. His service was excellent and he completed the job in a quick and professional manor. he explained what other work I needed on my vehicle and made the recommendations for me ( which was very helpful because I would have never known what to look for) , I am currently waiting on the quote from the Your Mechanic website. I am 100% satisfied with my experience with Peter. I am looking forward to having him do more work on my vehicle!

Brikk

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
17 years of experience
Brikk was absolutely fantastic. He was polite, professional, and did an awesome job. I highly recommend hiring him.

Robert

41 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
41 years of experience
Robert knew what was wrong with my car and had it fixed in record time.

Frank

39 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
39 years of experience
Frank was GREAT, right on time and called to let me know he was on his way. Would request Frank again in the future. Nice guy!

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience

Ejnar

28 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
28 years of experience
EJ is an awesome mechanic. He really knows his stuff when it comes to automobiles. You can be sure that EJ will take care of you and your vehicle. When it came to my appointment, he was on time and courteous. He also did a walk around and showed me what to look out for and what items should be next on the list.

Joel

20 years of experience
844 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joel is a professional beyond reproach. Highly qualified in his profession. He was very courteous and professional in his responses to all my questions. I would rate Joel as TOP NOTCH! A most enjoyable experience. Keep up the Great work!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Wake Forest?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche $461 $292.84 $167.97 11% $518.59
2012 Ram 2500 $256 $144.40 $111.98 13% $294.90
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $233 $121.23 $111.98 14% $271.73
2011 Lincoln Navigator $352 $207.84 $143.98 12% $401.34
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $478 $237.60 $239.97 14% $560.10
2013 Porsche Cayenne $690 $385.69 $303.96 13% $794.19

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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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