Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Encinitas.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Always timely and professional. Very knowledgeable, great mechanic.
Chris is such a capable person and so easy to deal with! I always have supreme confidence in his abilities when he works on my car. If he is not right on time it is because he is a little early, and I appreciate that.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was courteous, professional and kind. He kept me up to date on his progress to arrive and at every step of the way on my repair. He found a couple things wrong I never would have seen if I tried to do the repair myself. Will not only use the service again but will be requesting Shaun do the repairs
He was on time and did the job quickly and professionally. In the future if I need services from YOUR MECHANIC, please send Shaun Fenner. I want him to be my mechanic.

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Very good. Saved me 2 days worth of work. Checked and managed a broken air tube I need to replace soon.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
He was very helpful, professional and friendly. I would absolutely recommend him.

Rodney

34 years of experience
380 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Great service again!

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael was early, courteous and efficient. We will definitely book our future services with him!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Awesome very helpful

Christopher

25 years of experience
256 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
This is the second time I have use this service and Christopher is great, professional and knows what he is doing. Thanks and I do recommend YourMechanic, it's cool the mechanic comes to you and it's cheaper.

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

Jonathan

33 years of experience
347 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very detail oriented and proficient in fixing my automobile-great sense of humor and honest about other issues with my vehicle.


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
2013 Ford E-250 $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2010 Volvo V70 $734 $533.96 $199.97 8% $802.71
2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 $582 $365.95 $215.97 11% $656.20
2007 Cadillac CTS $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2004 Porsche 911 $901 $324.98 $575.92 18% $1098.98

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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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