Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Capistrano Beach.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
I couldn't be happier with the service I received from your mechanic and especially Chris. Professional, courteous, knowledgeable and even early for his appointment he replaced the water pump on my Jeep and in ust a couple hours I was up and running again and at a more than reasonable price. I only wish I had found out about your mechanic sooner as I plan on using them for all of my auto servicing needs.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
It was great. He was on time, professional and did a very good job.

Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He was very communicative, prompt and diligent in the repairs.

Duane

23 years of experience
373 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great job

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
My first experience with Your Mechanic and I was very pleased with the service I received.

Tien

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience

Luis

10 years of experience
69 reviews
Luis
10 years of experience
Luis complete the work quickly and did a great job!

Damir

21 years of experience
13 reviews
Damir
21 years of experience
Damir arrives early and is ready to go right away. He is very competent and is willing to explain results and requirements in detail. I would most definitely recommend.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great mechanic, showed up on time, fast, efficient, knowledgeable. Would recommend Jay to everyone!

James

28 years of experience
560 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all questions we had and explained in a way that was easy to understand. We would absolutely use him again.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Capistrano Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Subaru Outback $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2015 Ram 1500 $1116 $835.66 $279.96 7% $1211.91
2013 Toyota Prius V $921 $785.21 $135.98 4% $967.96
2012 BMW 750Li $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2010 Audi A6 Quattro $1142 $773.71 $367.95 9% $1268.21
2011 Ford Mustang $626 $482.52 $143.98 7% $676.02

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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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