Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in El Segundo.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,143

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Chris

21 years of experience
1852 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was early, thorough, efficient, and professional. He went the extra mile to do a great job.

Bryan

25 years of experience
54 reviews
Bryan
25 years of experience

Brian

18 years of experience
15 reviews
Brian
18 years of experience
Brian is a great mechanic! He was able to have my vehicle up and running in a little over an hour on a holiday weekend. He was very knowledgable and transparent about the repair which was very much appreciated.

David

41 years of experience
220 reviews
David
41 years of experience
Very good first time experience using your mechanic. David was knowledgeable and friendly even providing additional information. Definitely would use him again.

Kevo

311 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
311 years of experience
Our family was so please with the work and knowledge of our mechanic, we have talked about your company to our friends. I really do/did appreciate the work that Kevin did. Love his conversation on our vehicles. Kevin takes you through step by step and help you understand the care of your vehicle front to back. Thank you Kevin

Ben

40 years of experience
1146 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, and kept in touch each step of the way. The wrong part was ordered and Ben handled things like a champ. I would certainly have no problems recommending.

Gustavo

16 years of experience
163 reviews
Gustavo
16 years of experience
On time, very personable and knowledgeable of service work.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
Godwin is great . He does the job perfect. I will give 5 stars

Juan

9 years of experience
210 reviews
Juan
9 years of experience
Good communication when he was running late. Explained some of the fixes that he was doing, along with ensuring that I didn't need more work done than expected. There was a little bit of confusion regarding what the service I had ordered entailed, based on YourMechanic's basic description, but we resolved it and everything was A-OK.

Mike

21 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
21 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in El Segundo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD $355 $210.94 $143.98 12% $404.44
2013 Nissan Armada $331 $171.23 $159.98 14% $386.23
2013 GMC Savana 1500 $265 $121.23 $143.98 15% $314.73
2008 Cadillac XLR $303 $158.88 $143.98 14% $352.38
2012 BMW 750Li $539 $298.77 $239.97 13% $621.27
2008 Audi S8 $1425 $761.09 $663.91 13% $1653.34

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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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