Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fairfield.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,123

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Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Jeffrey was ahead of schedule . He did an amazing job replacing my water pump . He made sure it works before he leaves... he is a great mechanic !
Water pump sepetine belt replaced quickly and cleanly. Was very helpful in explaining the process and his steps. Ensured I was satisfied before leaving.

Eladio

9 years of experience
148 reviews
Eladio
9 years of experience
He was on time and didn't mess around. He got right to work and didn't stop until he was done.

Yahshif

9 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
9 years of experience
I just kind of left him alone with the car and he did a great job. Super nice.

Bryan

21 years of experience
45 reviews
Bryan
21 years of experience
Experienced, knowledgeable, fast. Terrific experience from start to finish. I'll be requesting Bryan for all future work on my car.

Christopher

26 years of experience
284 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
Very competent and knowledgeable and explained everything to me.

Todd

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Todd
25 years of experience
Second time he has helped me and nothing but great work and professionalism both times. Highly recommend and will continue to use him whenever there is an issue with my vehicle. 10/10

Joe

19 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
19 years of experience
Fast and efficient work

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
He was right on time for the service appointment. He was frieldly too.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Great guy. Arrived on time and finished the job on time. Cleaned up when he was done and charged the price quoted. I need more work done on the vehicle and will be using him again.

Wesley

15 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
15 years of experience
Great experience, I will definitely use Your Mechanic again and have already recommended to my friends and co-workers.


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
2009 Mazda RX-8 $582 $469.89 $111.98 6% $620.39
2008 Buick LaCrosse $277 $165.38 $111.98 12% $315.88
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $433 $288.66 $143.98 10% $482.16
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $466 $186.50 $279.96 17% $562.75
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 $520 $304.24 $215.97 12% $594.49
2006 Chevrolet Corvette $454 $310.38 $143.98 9% $503.88

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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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