Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in West Columbia.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,807

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Patrick

Patrick

8 years of experience
83 reviews
Patrick
8 years of experience
great
Very professional , on time and did a great job on my beetle. Highly recommended!
Raul

Raul

31 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
31 years of experience
This is the first time ever I tried using mechanic from "YourMechanic.com". Raul fixed my Camry hybrid water pump in little over an hour. I'm pleased by the work as it ended up saving me both money and time of taking my car to dealership. The option where I can bring my own parts is super +, as I can shop around for best parts for the price, and give it to mechanic for installation. All in all it is 5* service.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Nice job, Chris.
Always timely and professional. Very knowledgeable, great mechanic.
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
I'm very happy with how my car is driving after the repair. I would recommend them highly.
Eduardo

Eduardo

17 years of experience
301 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Arrived on time - fast and professional. Very good experience.
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Wonders
Bill

Bill

30 years of experience
9 reviews
Bill
30 years of experience
Bill arrived early and completed the repairs in good time. He also told me about the other problems my car had, but did not attempt to strongarm me into fixing them immediately, which I could not have afforded. I fully intend to book a follow-up as soon as I can afford it, and I hope to get Bill again.
Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
Great conversation and better advice, great work as well
Luis

Luis

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
14 years of experience
Luis arrived early and immediately began working on my 2008 Mercedes GL450. He was very friendly and explained exactly what he was going to do to repair my vehicle. When Luis had completed the repair, he also went out of his way to fill my tire ( one was extremely low on air) with air. He also recommended a few scheduled maintenance issues and gave me a quote for those. I would recommend Luis to any of my friends and family. Fred Kissimmee, Fl
Kyle

Kyle

10 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in West Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Borrego $662 $421.96 $239.97 11% $744.46
2010 Volkswagen Routan $254 $109.86 $143.98 16% $303.36
2011 Volkswagen Touareg $461 $132.87 $327.95 19% $573.62
2015 Infiniti Q40 $609 $144.71 $463.94 20% $768.21
2009 Cadillac SRX $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2015 Chevrolet Corvette $381 $245.36 $135.98 10% $428.11

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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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