Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Costa Mesa.

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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Always timely and professional. Very knowledgeable, great mechanic.
Very friendly and thorough, walked me through all I needed to know about the problems.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard is very patient, very knowledgeable of my make and model of my vehicle gave me very good insights for my make and model vehicle.
Fast service

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
Hani finished in time (replace water pump) that was estimated. He didn't rush, just knew what he was doing and did it. He stayed while we ran the car for a while to make sure there were no leaks or issues.

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Great experience

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Great mechanic. Showed up early, was friendly and got the job done.

Andrew

9 years of experience
238 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Great Experience, Prompt Courteous Professional, Very Knowledgeable ,Would Use Again, Highly Recommend!!! Great People Person!! Great Customer Service!!!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Great mechanic, very knowledgeable on every component of any vehicle

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun did a very good job. He was knowledgable and very courteous

Joseph

23 years of experience
34 reviews
Joseph
23 years of experience
Joseph was really helpful and he did a great job.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Danny was very meticulous and did a great job. Would definitely want him when I get my next job done.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Costa Mesa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ferrari 458 Italia $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2010 Toyota Matrix $274 $145.96 $127.98 13% $317.96
2007 Hummer H3 $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2014 Lexus LS600h $444 $276.06 $167.97 11% $501.81
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $869 $429.28 $439.94 14% $1020.53
2012 BMW M5 $1157 $916.70 $239.97 6% $1239.20

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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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