Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fair Oaks.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Chuy

12 years of experience
104 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
After getting a quote from one of the big chains, I contacted Chuy. I couldn't have been more happy about that choice. He saved me hundreds of dollars and unnecessary work. Any future repairs and I'm calling Chuy.
He arrive at the time that he said he would be here and he did a great job and it didn't take long to do. I will call for him and tell my friends about him.

Estevan

10 years of experience
22 reviews
Estevan
10 years of experience
Estevan was awesome. He was super polite and professional and I will for sure be requesting him again in the future.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph went above and beyond to figure what was not working when the initial part did not completely fix the pickup.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
326 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Jerimiah is absolutely a credit to Your Mechanic and as professional as someone could ask for in a mechanic. He is friendly, better than punctual, knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge so that us less savvy car owners can stay a step ahead in keeping our vehicle running well. As long as he is around he will be "my guy"for my old car!

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Great guy

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was awesome...efficient and honest

Brett

23 years of experience
163 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
Knowledge and Experience at its best!!

James

28 years of experience
560 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Outstanding. James showed up on time, did the work in about two hours, made sure it was all ok before he left. He's professional, courteous and helpful. I would not hesitate to use James again--and YourMechanic. Firestone quoted $800.00 to do this job (replace water pump) and I paid about $120.00 for the job. Thank you.

Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
I highly recommend Patrick. He's very courteous, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond my expectations!! I can't thank him enough for being available to get my van back on the road!! Any future work I have I will ask for him as long as he's available!! Thank you again!!!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
579 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
fast and job well done


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Fair Oaks?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Toyota Tundra $883 $498.96 $383.95 13% $1014.96
2010 Honda Ridgeline $584 $311.82 $271.96 13% $677.32
2015 Hyundai Azera $358 $213.96 $143.98 12% $407.46
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $534 $365.95 $167.97 9% $591.70
2014 BMW 550i xDrive $589 $308.70 $279.96 14% $684.95
2011 Audi S4 $451 $251.46 $199.97 13% $520.21

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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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