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Salt Lake’s #1 Water Pump Repair Shop

Pyle Automotive has been repairing Salt Lake City water pumps for over 75 years. Our fast, affordable repairs are what earns us our excellent reviews and our reputation as a mechanic you can count on. Call Pyle today for a repair estimate!

Signs Of A Failing Water Pump

Water pumps commonly fail for one of four reasons: A bad seal, a loose drive pulley, a bad or broken belt, or corrosion. Water pumps generally last 60,000 to 90,000 mile and are often replaced along with the timing belt. If you’re experiencing any of the following, give us a call for a quick repair estimate:

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Leaking Coolant

A coolant leak in the front and center part of the engine is often from a failed water pump. 

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Rust & Corrosion

Over time all water pumps fail and rust or corrosion is a common reason why. Plan to replace your water pump every 60K-90K miles.

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Whining Noises

When the water pump assembly bearings loosen, the pulley belt begins to whine, screech and buzz.

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Engine Overheating

When the water pump fails the coolant isn’t circulating properly through the engine. Causing it to overheat.

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Steam From Radiator

Steam coming from under the hood is never a good sign. Pull over. Turn off the vehicle and let your engine cool down before more damage is done.

Salt Lake’s Top Choice for Water Pump Repairs

You have found an Auto Repair Shop you can trust with your water pump and any future car repairs you may need.

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ASE Certified Mechanics

Factory certified mechanics experienced with all makes & models.

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Fast, Affordable Repairs

Our team will accurately diagnose any issues and quickly repair your vehicle correctly the first time!

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Locally Owned & Operated for 75 Years

We are local and we are a part of the community. We have the experience to handle any repairs, Big or Small.

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5-Star Experience & Warranty

We provide an excellent experience along with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on parts & labor.

What You Can Expect From Pyle Automotive

Pyle Automotive provides quality water pump repairs and services. Contact us today at (801) 467-7455, and we will be happy to answer any questions regarding services. 

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Fast Diagnostics, Expert Repairs & Service

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Prompt, Reliable Repairs Done Right!

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Top-Rated Parts, Warranty On All Parts & Labor

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Our Happy Customers

“Pyle Automotive was recommended to me by a couple different people with whom I work. They completed a lot of work in just over a day and the final price was 10% less than the estimate! I had a great overall experience with them and will be a repeat customer for sure. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have work done on their vehicle.”

-Eric W. Carlson

“Been taking my vehicles here for years. They treat their customers well, perform great work and are affordable and honest. Will forever take my cars here and suggest them to others.”

-Heather P.

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Faq’s

It’s important to take care of problems with your vehicle right away. To make it easier for you to take care of your vehicle and to avoid problems, here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us today.

What does the water pump do?

The water pump is a critical component in your car’s cooling system, working tirelessly to regulate the engine’s temperature and prevent overheating. It operates on the principle of centrifugal force, pushing coolant through the engine, radiator, and various hoses while the engine is running. This coolant fluid absorbs heat generated during the combustion process and subsequently releases it while travelling through the radiator. The pump then applies suction to draw the coolant back in, thus ensuring a constant circulation process. Generally, the water pump is located at the front of your engine and is commonly powered by either the timing or serpentine belt. This constant, efficient circulation of coolant is what keeps your engine at optimal operating temperature, making the water pump vital for the overall health of your car.

What are the signs of a bad water pump?

If your vehicle’s water pump is not functioning as it should, a range of problems may arise.

  • One of the most frequently occurring issues is engine overheating, which can lead to significant damage if not addressed promptly.
  • You might observe a coolant leak, which often manifests as a pool of bright green, sweet-smelling liquid beneath your vehicle.
  • Another potential indication of a faulty water pump is the failure of the heater inside the cabin. This can be a significant issue, particularly during colder months.
  • A growling noise from the engine area can suggest a water pump issue, particularly if this noise becomes louder when the engine speed is increased. 

If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to get the problem inspected without delay to prevent further complications.

Can you drive with a bad water pump?

While it’s technically possible to operate a vehicle with a malfunctioning water pump, it’s highly discouraged. The water pump is crucial in controlling the engine temperature, and a faulty one can lead to overheating. When an engine overheats, it can result in costly damage, including warped heads, blown head gaskets, and cracked cylinders. Thus, it’s imperative to address a bad water pump promptly, either through repair or replacement, before continuing to drive the vehicle. By doing so, not only are you ensuring your safety but you’re also preventing any additional expensive engine repairs in the future.