Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Windsor Mill.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,954

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Chris

20 years of experience
1658 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris, arrived on time and had the water pump installed quickly. He also informs me , on other things , that might need to be watched.. He is a very good mechanic and I would recommend him. Thank you Chris.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
He was the greatest! will use him and this service again :)

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Ruben did a great job. My truck presented many hidden problems but Ruben worked with me to get everything resolved. I appreciate the honesty in which he assessed my truck and the options he provided to resolve them. I will definitely utilize Ruben's services in the future if the need arrises....

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
I can not say enough about Jamahl! Punctual, courteous, professional knowledgeable, he is the total package! If he isn't your mechanic he should be.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
Love you guys, cheaper than a typical mechanic and not shady. I took my car to a mechanic to get an free uber inspection. They said I needed new brakes. Luckily I said no. Scott came to my apartment and said my brakes were just fine, at like 80%. I'm a big fan of an honest, convenient, and well priced mechanic. Thanks guys!

Christopher

25 years of experience
261 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Chris was awesome and very knowledgeable.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
339 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
He came out on time. He was very personable, professional, and efficient.

Mario

18 years of experience
103 reviews
Mario
18 years of experience
Very good experience. Friendly, personable and very knowledgeable about car repairs.

Hani

18 years of experience
80 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
Professional and cordial from start to finish! Arrived on time finished on time and my car is running great. Highly recommended.

Joseph

25 years of experience
501 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He was awesome and hilariously funny.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Windsor Mill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Jeep Liberty $570 $322.12 $247.96 13% $655.37
2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon $335 $198.79 $135.98 12% $381.54
2009 Volkswagen Touareg $942 $773.71 $167.97 5% $999.46
2012 BMW 650i $589 $308.70 $279.96 14% $684.95
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 $535 $318.69 $215.97 12% $608.94
2013 Audi S7 $858 $449.74 $407.94 14% $997.99

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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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