Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Westminster.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,984

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Theodore

15 years of experience
1109 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
High quality repair, great service

Mario

8 years of experience
15 reviews
Mario
8 years of experience
Mario was great. He showed up early, was professional and efficient. I appreciate the piece of mind knowing he worked on my car and got it back in tip top shape.

Gary

34 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
34 years of experience
Awesome mechanic!!!

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Excellent service and communication. Completed the job quickly and efficiently. Did an great job explaining all issues. We will definitely be using Jason’s services in the future!

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Arrived a few minutes before the appointment time. I was very impressed with his knowledge and skill doing the job. Maxwell is a very personable and nice young man. I am very pleased with his work and will definitely call him the next time I need a car repaired. I will recommend him to friends.

Darwin

17 years of experience
15 reviews
Darwin
17 years of experience
Arrived on time, did his job, reminded me of other parts that should be replaced too, Good work!

Ben

40 years of experience
1141 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Ben was awesome...efficient and honest

Clifton

29 years of experience
207 reviews
Clifton
29 years of experience
Clifton was awesome! Showed up an hour early and was quick, efficient, professional, and friendly. Price was exactly what was quoted. We definitely will use Your Mechanic again and request Clifton specifically! Thanks!

Adrian

30 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
30 years of experience
Adrian arrived on time and performed the inspection and work quickly. He took time to show me the problem and show me failed part. I appreciated his additional advice on associated components and other areas to be aware of. I feel confident Adrian did a great job and it cost me much less than at the dealer. Thank You Adrian and YourMechanic.com.

Trung

11 years of experience
408 reviews
Trung
11 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Westminster?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $219 $107.45 $111.98 14% $257.95
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $569 $192.92 $375.95 18% $698.17
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 $376 $199.96 $175.97 13% $436.46
2007 Land Rover LR3 $284 $147.93 $135.98 14% $330.68
2007 Cadillac CTS $581 $300.58 $279.96 14% $676.83
2010 Jaguar XF $420 $179.70 $239.97 16% $502.20

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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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