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Water pump replacement

Water pump replacement

A reputable shop which offers a warranty to replace that faulty water pump is a must. The price and time for replacing your car’s water pump can vary widely. A water pump like the one shown goes to a supercharged Mercedes-Benz V8. The retail price for this pump is about $500. That’s just for the part. You don’t want just anyone replacing such an important component on your $120,000 car. You are going to want an experienced professional doing the job. Of course even if you are replacing a $50 part on a $20,000 car you want a trained experienced mechanic. A reputable shop which offers a warranty is a must. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine cooling system and heater. When the pump fails a few bad things can happen. The coolant can leak out causing the engine to overheat. The bearing can fail causing engine and or radiator damage or the pump can simply stop pumping because ... read more

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My Car Heater is Blowing Cold Air

My Car Heater is Blowing Cold Air

My car heater is blowing cold air. What can I do? MWhy is your car heater blowing cold air when you want hot? Is the engine at the proper operating temperature? Does your car’s engine have the proper amount of coolant and what condition is the coolant? Is your climate control system working correctly? How about your cabin air filter. Replace dirty cabin air filters. Hot coolant flow makes the cabin warm. Your car’s heater operates by circulating engine coolant through a heat exchanger called a heater core. The heat exchanger lives in the dash. The climate control channels air across the heat exchanger. If the engine is cold, there will be no heat in the heat exchanger to transfer into the cabin. If the engine coolant is low there may not be enough hot coolant circulating through the heat exchanger. For the climate control to heat the cabin there must be enough hot coolant flowing through ... read more

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