Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Cardiff By The Sea.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Eduardo

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Amazing.
Showed up on time and completed the work as promised

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
He's super courteous and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely use Matthew again.
I'm very happy with how my car is driving after the repair. I would recommend them highly.

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
He was awesome. On time and fixed the car in a timely manner. Great service.
Very friendly, considerate and knowledgeable.

Henry

32 years of experience
134 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry was wonderful! He messaged to keep me in the loop as to when he would be there, and ended up staying late to make sure my car was fixed so I could get to work the next morning. So appreciated!! Would absolutely use Henry again

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was very knowledgeable and professional. His service was excellent and he completed the job in a quick and professional manor. he explained what other work I needed on my vehicle and made the recommendations for me ( which was very helpful because I would have never known what to look for) , I am currently waiting on the quote from the Your Mechanic website. I am 100% satisfied with my experience with Peter. I am looking forward to having him do more work on my vehicle!

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Great mechanic! was on time new what he was doing. before i knew it he was done and everything was cleaned up and you couldn't even tell somebody had worked in my driveway. Book Terry if you get the chance you will NOT be disappointed!

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Finally someone who knows what theyre doing! He took the time to tell us what had happened, and ERROR ANOTHER MECH MADE! Joes a good guy. I feel confident the work he did is A1 !!

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Mr Savoy was phenomenal! His knowledge was top notch. He was detailed & thorough in his workmanship. He did a fantastic job

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Awesome mechanic, exceeded expectations

Oreste

12 years of experience
108 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
Great mechanic, very communicative, friendly, helpful, and spoke both languages, which is a plus for me. Thank so much for working on my car.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Cardiff By The Sea?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Cardiff By The Sea. Our mechanics in Cardiff By The Sea 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 Cardiff By The Sea.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic $273 $161.37 $111.98 12% $311.87
2005 Honda Element $442 $169.96 $271.96 17% $535.46
2008 Bentley Continental $2437 $2292.92 $143.98 1% $2486.42
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $619 $314.74 $303.96 14% $723.24
2015 Audi Q5 $766 $454.39 $311.96 12% $873.64
2012 Porsche Panamera $730 $426.07 $303.96 12% $834.57

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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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