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Water Pump Replacement

Your engine generates an incredible amount of heat. If the engine is not cooled with the help of the water pump, your car will break down. However, there are some telltale signs of impending car water pump failure. If you need a water pump mechanic, Meineke can help!

How to Tell if You Need a Water Pump Replacement

All models of gas powered cars, SUVs and trucks have water pumps. The process for diagnosing water pump failure is the same for all vehicles. Observation is the number one method, so make sure to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is radiator fluid puddled beneath your vehicle?
  • Check the overflow container – does it have green or orange residue on the bottom or smell bad?
  • General overheating – is you're consistently running hot? Or does it run hot at low speeds?
  • Does your engine make noises, especially a rumbling sound?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, your vehicle may be in need of water pump service. Your local Meineke Car Care Center is the best place to confirm a diagnosis and have any necessary repairs performed.

How Much Does a Water Pump Replacement Cost?

The cost of water pump replacement depends on the make, model and year of your vehicle. These three factors determine how easy it is to access the water pump and whether it is belt or chain driven. Sometimes small engines have water pumps located in difficult to access places in your engine. So, replacing a car pump of a small, inexpensive car can cost more than replacing a water pump in a large engine luxury model. In addition, a failed water pump is often caused by another malfunctioning engine cooling part including the engine thermostat, radiator, or head gasket.

Need Help with your Water Pump Repair?

We always perform water pump repairs using top-quality parts installed by trained service technicians. Call your local Meineke Car Care Center if you have any questions regarding your vehicle’s water pump.

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