Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Del Mar.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great service!

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.

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Very skilled knowledgeable about car and parts!!

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Showed up early which was great. Very friendly, got the job done quickly. Highly recommended

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great guy! Changed my water pump. While also giving me advice on the health of my car.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin is great. Keep up the good work.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas was awesome!!!! Right on time & finished exactly when he said he would. Will definitely request him for all future repairs.

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Amazing person. While on the job the timing cover of the engine cracked, not his fault. He did not show any frustration. Went ahead immediately calling around for the part. Found and picked the part at a junk yard which took him an additional 3 hours due to the drive and having to take apart the other vehicle. Also, picked up bolts (only needed one) Came back with the same awesome attitude and completed the job.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
My 2nd service appointment with Rigoberto. He’s timely, professional and willing to explain the “how” and “why” of repairs and discuss options.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Del Mar?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata $222 $93.84 $127.98 16% $265.84
2007 Dodge Nitro $540 $291.64 $247.96 13% $624.89
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2015 Infiniti Q40 $609 $145.24 $463.94 20% $768.74
2011 Acura CSX $292 $147.94 $143.98 14% $341.44
2011 Porsche Cayenne $698 $426.07 $271.96 11% $791.57

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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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