Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Elk Grove.

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Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was great. Not only on time, showed up a little early. He explained the repairs, let us know what else he found during this work and didn't leave a mess. He went above and beyond our expectatuons. We will deffinately request him again for future repairs. We highly recommend Rodney!
Rodney was a very good mechanic and very knowledgeable, will recommend him to others

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nate knows his cars, very professional and experienced, I have no problem recommending him for your repair needs. Outstanding Work Nate!!
Nathaniel was on time and worked fast but was extremely thorough. He also made sure I knew exactly what was wrong with my car and showed me the difference in what my car part was and wasn’t supposed to look like. He also helped me make the service extremely affordable. He was also very friendly and professional.

Brian

16 years of experience
74 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Arrived early and went right to work!!!

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 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

David

14 years of experience
56 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Showed up and right off the bat I could tell he was extremely knowledgeable. He worked very hard and when he didn't have the right part drove to the local part store and got it. Worked in the heat despite how hot it got and was always smiling. Would totally book David again.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Very friendly n did not rush anything

Jason

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Jason
13 years of experience
I found Jason to very prompt, personable, and professional. He has a great understanding of car mechanics and was able to answer all my questions.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
703 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Very professional and detailed.

Juan

8 years of experience
173 reviews
Juan
8 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.

Ben

27 years of experience
59 reviews
Ben
27 years of experience
Great job straight to the point and fast excellent service explains every situation and gets the job done,EXCELLENT GREAT JOB!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Elk Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2008 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2015 Audi A8 Quattro $815 $542.74 $271.96 10% $908.24
2015 Acura ILX $479 $318.96 $159.98 10% $533.96
2015 Jaguar F-Type $355 $195.30 $159.98 13% $410.30

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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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