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Water Pump Replacement Service

How much does a Water Pump Replacement cost?

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

How does a water pump work?

The water pump is the belt or chain-driven engine accessory that is bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. Engine coolant is circulated by the pump through the cooling system passageways. They pump's impeller moves coolant through the engine block and cylinder head on to the radiator, where the temperature of the coolant is lowered. The cooled-down coolant then circulates back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump restarts the cycle.

Signs it’s time to replace your water pump

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  • Coolant is leaking or overheating. A bearing sustains the water pump impeller shaft. At some point, the bearing can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Numerous water pumps have weep openings near the pump bearing. Note that it is time to change the pump if you see a considerable amount of leak from that weep opening.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not rotate smoothly or the pump is loud, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will certainly be needed.
  • Timing belt replacement. It is advised to change the water pump at the same time as you change the timing belt since the two are connected. Both the water pump and the timing belt need to be removed during a routinely scheduled timing belt replacement, so it makes sense and will be more cost-effective to change the water pump at the same time.

How it's done

  • The water pump is typically bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement process will differ 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.
  • Parts that block 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 taken out.
  • The gasket surface area should be cleaned and the pump installing surface should also be checked. A brand-new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is set up along with the brand-new pump. The bolts are torqued in series using an adjusted inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the timing belt drives the water pump, the timing belt should be removed. Usually, this requires removing the crankshaft wheel, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. As soon as the brand-new pump is set up, brand-new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to regular operating temperature level to look for leakages and guarantee typical operating temperature level.

Keep in mind when replacing your water pump

  • It is best to install a brand-new cooling system thermostat when you set up a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is older.
  • Entirely flushing the cooling system is a great idea when you change the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The remainder of the cooling system must be examined too--especially rubber hose pipes, which tend to have a lower lifespan.

Can you safely drive with a water pump problem?

No. If the water pump only has a small leak, you can still drive the vehicle. However, a little leak might all of a sudden expand, or the pump bearing might suddenly seize. Either scenario would likely trigger the engine to overheat. If a malfunctioning water pump triggers the overheating, your car will be unsafe to drive.

Water Pump Replacement Reviews

Eric
Eric
18:53 26 Oct 19
I used instaMek for the purpose of a pre-purchase inspection on a used vehicle.Pros: they were so convenient. I work through the day however they were able to coordinate a time with the seller to inspect the car and provide a report to me within the same day. I was also told by the seller that the mechanic who came by was very easy to deal with and did a thorough inspection.Con: as it is a mobile service they cannot do the most in depth inspection for instance my car had an oil leak but they were unable to fully diagnose where it was coming from.Overall they were very comvenient and also great customer service.read more
Darleen Collins
Darleen Collins
19:50 16 Jan 19
I found Wrench Patrol on Google. Their website communicated their services well. The fact they are mobile is fantastic. I called them and the fellow was very pleasant and helpful. They also scheduled the appointment with the vehicle Owner (Seller) and I had the option of being present for the Inspection or not. Since the vehicle was at least 30 minutes away, I opted not to go but let the Mechanic handle it. Very convenient for both Buyer and Seller. The Report arrived via email shortly after the inspection and was very easy to read and thorough. Brake pads will need replaced within the next 6 months and a leaky inner cv boot was indicated. This was critical information in helping us with our purchase. I would definitely use and recommend their service again. Thank you guys.read more
arvind dhanabalan
arvind dhanabalan
23:27 25 Jul 18
Booked a pre purchase inspection ... Got the report they said everrhing was good..2 days later i get the check engine light... can't believe they didn't report the P0456 - Evaporative Emissiom System - Small leak ..which I found using my bluetooth obd tool, not sure how they didn't check for codes during the inspection. Not a happy customer.Edit :They gave me a call and have offered to diagnose the issue if the check engine light came back. Definitely great customer service.read more
Adam Marko
Adam Marko
00:04 04 Aug 17
After having a couple bad experiences at some large shops in Calgary I came across these guys while searching for another mechanic on google. Sounded a bit too good to be true at first, but after contacting them I was emailed back a detailed quote within 30 minutes. One day later I had a friendly mechanic named Clay show up at my work to replace my timing belt, water pump AND serpentine belt; all done in the parking lot well before I needed to drive home. This is an amazing service and I hope you guys get the recognition you deserve! Thanks!read more
Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown
02:38 01 May 16
This was AMAZING service.It was a very fair price.We bought a used truck and experienced an oil leak. It was scary.Hany came out the same day we called. On a Saturday! (Which did not cost extra).He inspected everything for us. He ran diagnostics. He put us at ease about our purchase.Next time I buy a used vehicle, I'll definitely call Hany to check it out ahead of time.He was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. I feel that he went above what was necessary and really provided superior customer service.I'll be using them for all my regular service.read more
Laurie Bell
Laurie Bell
20:08 26 Apr 16
Great service! I had 2 quotes from other garages. 1 said I needed a water pump and the other said I needed a new radiator. Both quotes were for $750. Instamek charged me $90 and told me I needed a $28 radiator cap. I've used them 3 times and will recommend them to anyone. Convenient, knowledgable staff, and way cheaper than any garage in town. Also available evenings and Sundays.

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