Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fairfield.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Josh is definitely the best field service mechanic EVER! to be your personal goto guy to fix your cars or trucks. I wish there's more of him around! He is a popular mechanic on the yourmechanic.com platform. He's my #1 Guy to fix my cars. Superior service well verse in latest automotive technology and perhaps hold a PHD (positive heading direction) in awesomeness! :) Great job Josh!

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 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.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Showed up on time. Very professional and conscientious, explained everything and cleaned up afterwards as if he was never there. I highly recommend him.
Amazing service! Was on time and quickly completed the project. Best mechanic ever!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete arrived30mins before scheduled time. He explained everything in great detail. Was very professional, literally has a mobile mechanic shop! I was very impressed with all the equipment he has at his disposal to be able to efficiently complete a job, big or small. I would highly recommend Pete, with all of expertise and knowledge.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
A bit early, yea! Better than late. Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient. Thank you!!

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck arrived on time and worked on our truck for at least five hours for the multiple issues associated with it! He provided excellent service and the truck is running like a dream. We still have a few more things to fix and we know YourMechanic.com is the perfect fit for us. Thanks Breck! Awesome job!

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles is honest, courteous and an excellent mechanic. He stays in high demand.

Jeffrey

12 years of experience
36 reviews
Jeffrey
12 years of experience
Jeffrey did a great job on the requested repair and even correctly diagnosed another issue and took care of that unscheduled repair the same day. He went above and beyond what was expected, and for that, I thank him and highly recommend him to be your mechanic.

Dominic

26 years of experience
125 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and honest, I would recommend him and the service.

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable and was early for the appointment. I will call on Abdul every time!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Fairfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Nissan Titan $330 $169.96 $159.98 14% $384.96
2007 Toyota Sequoia $766 $358.52 $407.94 15% $906.77
2015 Kia Sportage $393 $257.40 $135.98 10% $440.15
2006 Lincoln LS $308 $195.96 $111.98 11% $346.46
2011 Acura TSX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2010 Jaguar XK $339 $195.30 $143.98 12% $388.80

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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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