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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Prompt, professional and flexible when a change in schedule was needed. Follow through with test drive and many other checks to ensure the replace/repairs were done right, nothing else was leaking/broken due to this fix. Very happy with the repairs and would recommend Mark.
When I had terrible experience on my van, for which the service was left unfinished by previous mechanic, I was furious when I called yourmechanic, but the service representative was calm in explaining the warranty and immediately arranged appointment with Mark. Mark heard the whole story and immediately checked pressure test and realized that the fix previous mechanic did was totally unfinished. He promised to do everything he could and clearly mentioned upfront that he would test again along with road test. He appeared trustworthy and professional unlike my previous mechanic and assured me to fix the problem (replacing water pump) as well as fix the noises from timing belt that was damaged by previous mechanic. I appreciate the work done by Mark and I totally would recommend him. Also would prefer to have Mark as my mechanic for future services.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is an excellent mechanic. He did a great job and took less time to complete the job. He performed above and beyond what needed to be done. He is also a very likable individual. I spoke to my brothers if they needed work to be done to request Jay or someone from “Your Mechanic”
Worked out great.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris is very professional and knowledgeable at what he does. Not only was he friendly and honest but he also quickly diagnosed my car's problem and was able to fix it in a very short time.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
360 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very detail oriented and proficient in fixing my automobile-great sense of humor and honest about other issues with my vehicle.

Fernando

25 years of experience
10 reviews
Fernando
25 years of experience
A very excellent mechanic. I would use him again.

Diego

19 years of experience
419 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Awesome

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Lee showed up right on time and right off the bat I knew it was a good decision to try YourMechanic. Lee was extremely friendly and informative. But most importantly, he was honest. Nice to have a mechanic who doesn't give you the run around and tack on extra charges that aren't necessary. Book with him, you won't be sorry.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter Pryke did an excellent job! High marks all the way around for him. He was very professional and knowledgeable overall. He totally earned by trust and I will not hesitate to have him work on my E55 AMG again as needed.

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Super fast and thorough.

Chris

34 years of experience
13 reviews
Chris
34 years of experience
Very competent mechanic but arrived 2.5 hours late and his van ran out of gas in my driveway. I offered to walk his gas can to gas station to get him more gas in order that he could finish the repair. Unfortunately, repair didn’t fix my problem but I knew this was a possibility going into the job. Not his fault. Definitely an unusual experience overall to say the least.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Brea?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2007 Hummer H2 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2009 Land Rover Range Rover $418 $201.96 $215.97 15% $492.21
2015 Audi A4 Quattro $790 $454.39 $335.95 12% $905.89
2008 Dodge Viper $232 $136.34 $95.98 12% $265.34

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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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