Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Encinitas.

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2,123

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Joseph

26 years of experience
548 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.

Andrew

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Andrew did an amazing job and was super knowledgeable and kind and answered any question i had . He went above and beyond and i highly recommend him and will use him again.

Lee

37 years of experience
134 reviews
Lee
37 years of experience
Quality person and mechanic!

Jonathan

34 years of experience
391 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable.

Alex

21 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
21 years of experience
He was fast and friendly.

Damir

22 years of experience
13 reviews
Damir
22 years of experience
Damir was on time, and repairs and inspection were all done in a very timely manner. Very likeable guy.

Joel

20 years of experience
831 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Professional. Hard working. Very time efficient.

Jacob

11 years of experience
309 reviews
Jacob
11 years of experience
Hands down great! If he is the one that is able to come work on your vehicle you can guarrenty that it will be fixed correctly and in a professional manor. I would recommend him to all my friends and family!!

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Jason went above and beyond the call of duty. He was great and I will continue to use the service and tell my friends and family also.

Ben

17 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
17 years of experience
Thorough & timely work. Fellow auto hobbyist who understands autos.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Encinitas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mazda Tribute $186 $98.35 $87.98 13% $216.60
2016 Toyota RAV4 $323 $155.29 $167.97 15% $381.04
2006 Kia Sportage $744 $327.82 $415.94 16% $886.82
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 $506 $289.75 $215.97 12% $580.00
2014 BMW 328i GT xDrive $793 $552.60 $239.97 9% $875.10
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $734 $429.99 $303.96 12% $838.49

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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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