Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fairfield.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Michael

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

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Helped as expected!

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose was very professional, courteous, and polite. He arrived early to the appointment and was ready to fix my truck. It's very reassuring to find someone you trust to work on your vehicles. I highly recommend Jose, and will definitely request him for any future repair work.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
job well done.

Scott

34 years of experience
574 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Well I book Scott to replace my power steering pump and when he arrived and started working he realized that my power steering pump was fine and my water pump was the issue. He went to the closest auto parts store got the parts I really needed and had my van fixed in just a couple of hours! Scott works clean and fast he did great job.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Very professional and honest mechanic. He saved me a fortune by showing me how my local dealer was trying to cheat me. He came early and even went out of his way to buy a part for my vehicle. The dealer wanted to charge $2700 for the work, but he charged me around $400.

Alfred

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred is great. Prompt and reliable. He tracked down the parts I needed on less than a day's notice. I will contact him for repairs every time I need them.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
453 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Prompt, dependable and trustworthy. Quality work at a great price.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
David was one of the best mechanics I have met. Both in experience, value, and general customer service. I have pretty much decided, whenever possible, to avoid the shop mechanics and always have David (through Your Mechanic) handle all of my future mechanical needs. I have a 2008 Ford Mustang V6 and he did amazing. I already have future jobs quoted to handle several other jobs for me in the coming months. My permanent mechanic.

Matthew

31 years of experience
600 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Mathew is an outstanding mechanic and even better person. I would recommend his work to everyone I come into contact with. Extremely professional and polite.


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 Smart Fortwo $322 $169.69 $151.98 13% $373.94
2009 Pontiac Torrent $295 $182.76 $111.98 11% $333.26
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2005 BMW 330xi $437 $117.10 $319.96 20% $547.10
2012 BMW 750Li xDrive $541 $301.09 $239.97 13% $623.59
2006 Porsche Cayenne $408 $135.72 $271.96 18% $501.22

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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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