Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Wilmette.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott is great. He showed up on time, was very professional, and extremely thorough. He not only did the repair I had scheduled, but also took the time to complete another repair that was needed, so I would not have to schedule a whole other appointment. or worry about driving my vehicle which a potentially bad problem. He even ran and picked up the additional part needed. Scott is very friendly, and courteous and is well prepared to spend the needed time to complete the repair ... not just rush through it to get to the next appointment.
I actually didnt meet the mechanic but the vehicle is running good. Thanks Scott.

Refugio

15 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
15 years of experience
Even in delivering bad news Refugio was first class. He arrived early and was very friendly and tolerant of my curious 3yr old. He left me with no questions about the repairs I needed or the service. Thank you Sir.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Great mechanic! was on time new what he was doing. before i knew it he was done and everything was cleaned up and you couldn't even tell somebody had worked in my driveway. Book Terry if you get the chance you will NOT be disappointed!

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Very personable and professional. Went above and beyond to help me out.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Arrived on time and quickly fixed my car. Highly recommended!

Michael

25 years of experience
224 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Second experience with Your Mechanic, and Michael, both have been positive. The jobs of replacing the power steering pump, and the water pump with the serpentine belt could not of been easy. He was prompt, professional and competent. Appreciate not having to waste time and money at the Stealership

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph went above and beyond to figure what was not working when the initial part did not completely fix the pickup.

Chris

13 years of experience
104 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Fantastic

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
As a first time user I was very happy with the service. Michael was on time, did the work flawlessly and was very courteous. ...all in my driveway. How awesome is that?! Thank you.

Luis

10 years of experience
68 reviews
Luis
10 years of experience
He did a great job.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Wilmette?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2006 Hyundai Tucson $761 $320.62 $439.94 16% $911.87
2006 Buick Allure $439 $86.69 $351.95 21% $559.69
2006 Audi A3 $673 $368.89 $303.96 13% $777.39
2014 Audi Q7 $427 $251.46 $175.97 12% $487.96
2008 Porsche Cayenne $974 $390.10 $583.92 17% $1174.85

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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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