Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Wakulla Springs.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,881

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Thank you, Joshua!! I've taken my car to the dealership for tune-ups ever since I bought it in 2006. They overcharge but I never had time to research a new mechanic, much less take it somewhere new. The last time I took my car in, the dealership said I needed some work done and quoted me a BIG price. Based on a friend's review here, I made an appt w/ YourMechanic and am VERY pleased. Not only did he do great work, he was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and did the work for a third of the dealership's quote. I already recommended YourMechanic and Joshua to my dad.
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard is very knowledgeable. He finished the job aggressive of what was scheduled. He did everything in his power to keep the price down. Will definitely have Richard work on my car again.
Great Job

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
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Awesome guy.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Well done.

Warren

13 years of experience
64 reviews
Warren
13 years of experience
Super friendly and informative.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Excellent all the way! Very knowledgeable, honest, and to the point. Great guy in general. Excellent mechanic and very thorough. Thanks!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert was prompt, patient, and very professional. He took the time to explain everything that was being done, and why it was needed without pressure to "pad" the job. He kept me informed on the status of the work; and completed the entire task faster than I anticipated. This was done without compromising the quality of the work

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian did a great job on my 2007 BMW X5.

Chris

13 years of experience
104 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Needed water pump replaced on 2000 Dodge Ram Van. Showed up early. Had to take a short break due to a brief thunderstorm. Returned promptly to fixing the van. He had everything fixed and back together within 3 hours including the break due to weather. Our van has been running great ever since he fixed it.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1069 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
This was the second time Theodore has worked on my vehicle, and again...he did an outstanding job.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Wakulla Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Scion xD $762 $145.96 $615.92 21% $973.71
2010 Chevrolet Malibu $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2010 Ford Ranger $224 $95.84 $127.98 16% $267.84
2005 BMW 330Ci $482 $161.95 $319.96 18% $591.95
2006 Cadillac STS $244 $132.34 $111.98 13% $282.84
2009 Jaguar XJR $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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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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