Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Wilmington.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was ahead of scheduled appointment, which was great and finished a big job quickly. Chris is professional, honest, polite, social and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in auto repair. I highly recommend him and will request him for any future repairs.
Dealership customer service in your garage without the steep price. Efficient, knowledgeable, and on top of things! I walked my dog for coffee while he was fixing my “car life”.

James

29 years of experience
485 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James was very professional and kindly answered any questions that I had after the repair was done.
I had an awesome experience with the service given to my car by James! I will surely recommend him and will get him again whenever I need service in the future.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason was awesome !! Explained everything to me and even gave me tips on maintaining my car.
Arrived a bit late but did a great job replacing the water pump so I can't really complain. Great guy to work with.

William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
William was very professional, patient and punctual. Arrived on time and answered all the questions we had. Very good mechanic. Thank you again for your service.

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
This has been the best vehicle repair experience I have ever had. Derek was über professional, prompt at every appointment, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly, highly recommend Derek and YourMechanic.com to anyone who doesn't do their own mechancial work on their vehicles...and maybe even to some that do.

Tom

42 years of experience
30 reviews
Tom
42 years of experience
Tom was great. A simple water pump replacement done professionally. Checked out the rest of my truck and gave advice but not pushy at all. Highly recommend him.

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Super friendly, very informative, will book again if i have mechanical needs.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Very Knowledgeable

Damian

9 years of experience
381 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
He did a fantastic job, he called to let me know when he was going to be here, top notch service and quick,paid attention to details, would highly recommend him

Robert

30 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Wilmington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2010 Volkswagen Passat CC $581 $109.38 $471.94 21% $743.63
2014 Volkswagen Touareg $560 $351.56 $207.97 11% $631.06
2005 BMW 760i $664 $360.25 $303.96 13% $768.75
2005 BMW X3 $338 $161.95 $175.97 15% $398.45
2014 Audi S6 $1034 $449.74 $583.92 16% $1234.49

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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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