Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in El Dorado Hills.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,990

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John

26 years of experience
459 reviews
John
26 years of experience
I do most of my own car work, and I'm pretty particular about repairs. I was really dreading replacing my water pump and timing belt so decided to try "Your Mechanic" and John in particular. John did a great job, he's a great guy to chat with, and he is very methodical and precise with his work. Now that I've found someone I can trust, I'll definitely be using John for future repairs.
He show on time and did a great job.

Mauricio

39 years of experience
85 reviews
Mauricio
39 years of experience
very knowledgeable everyting is good , we will see
Very friendly and professional. Dealt with the issues as they came up and performed the required tasks to complete the job to satisfaction.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1109 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Great job !!! Thank you !
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

David

27 years of experience
142 reviews
David
27 years of experience
David performed several jobs for me today on my 2004 Toyota Corolla S. While changing the front brake pads, as scheduled, he pointed out that they could go several more months before needing to be changed. I wouldn't have known the difference one way or another and he could have just kept silent and made the $140 extra which he was scheduled to make all along. Thanks for the heads-up David! See you soon.

Napoleon

26 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
26 years of experience
everything went very smoothly

Adam

16 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
16 years of experience
Adam is an excellent mechanic he explains everything and is a nice guy.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
The best in town

Brett

9 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
9 years of experience
Brett was very knowledgeable and cautious about his work. Did not rush to finish the job. Will use his service again with ALL my vehicles. Thank you again Brett.

James

29 years of experience
604 reviews
James
29 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.

Timothy

20 years of experience
21 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Timothy was right on time if not a few minutes early and finished in half the time! Very professional and helpful. Definitely would recommend!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in El Dorado Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Lotus Elise $466 $322.45 $143.98 9% $515.95
2010 Toyota Prius $854 $717.61 $135.98 5% $900.36
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $792 $368.10 $423.94 15% $937.85
2007 BMW 750Li $518 $317.65 $199.97 11% $586.40
2014 BMW 328i GT xDrive $782 $542.40 $239.97 9% $864.90
2014 Jaguar F-Type $340 $179.70 $159.98 13% $394.70

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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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