Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Cupertino.

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph rocks! He came prepared, was fast and efficient and did not leave until he was certain the repair was correct and there were no other issues. I will certainly call him back for any auto repairs I may need in the future. This is a great service and a far better experience than dealing with some of the automotive repairs shops I have dealt with. Good Job Joseph!
Great guy, timely, knew my car and just what to do. No guessing or confusion. Stayed well within the time frame and did a great, clean job. I'd have this guy work on my car any time.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
charles is a very good mechanic
Great

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, very professional and very friendly!

Honorio

17 years of experience
757 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
It took a lot longer than expected but he did his job without complaint.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
He just knows his stuff. Thank you Robert!

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
great very professonal,courtious an answered all my questions

Chris

16 years of experience
335 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Absolutely great

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Was on time and worked quickly

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
He was very patient and did work very well.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Cupertino?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe $641 $320.62 $319.96 14% $750.62
2015 Volkswagen Passat $391 $231.08 $159.98 12% $446.08
2014 Chevrolet Camaro $701 $556.95 $143.98 6% $750.45
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 $451 $147.02 $303.96 18% $555.52
2008 Audi A8 Quattro $653 $188.90 $463.94 19% $812.40
2005 BMW M3 $688 $368.35 $319.96 13% $798.35

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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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