Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fernandina Beach.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Great experience with Theodore! He arrived on time, replaced my daughters thermostat, water pump and belt! Was told my another shop that it would be $1100.00, this company charged way less and also gave her a new customer discount! We are very happy with the service we received! Thanks Theodore!
Arrived on time, quickly confirmed initial diagnosis, and completed repair in about an hour. This is our second time using YourMechanic and we specifically booked with Theodore because of our great first experience, even if it meant writing a couple days.

Manuel

30 years of experience
272 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Excellent service really happy my x-husband recommended online mechanic .thank you Manuel gave me very comfortable and honest feeling...he recomended some other things that will need doing...I feel that I will use the service for all my needs and will recomend to everyone I know... Thank you
Great experience

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Kevin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Kevin is very professional, courteous and went above and beyond exceeding all expectations.

William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
William was very professional, patient and punctual. Arrived on time and answered all the questions we had. Very good mechanic. Thank you again for your service.

Zave

15 years of experience
25 reviews
Zave
15 years of experience
Zave was great. I will request him for any future repairs.

AL

10 years of experience
187 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Very knowledgable on repairs and was willing to explain everything to me as he was doing jt.

Joe

41 years of experience
709 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great mechanic

Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose was on time,very knowledgeable-Would request him again!!

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Great


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Fernandina Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ram 1500 $267 $123.06 $143.98 15% $316.56
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee $311 $167.37 $143.98 13% $360.87
2005 Volvo XC90 $760 $423.86 $335.95 13% $875.36
2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2013 Audi A8 Quattro $485 $301.46 $183.97 11% $548.71
2009 Porsche 911 $891 $426.96 $463.94 15% $1050.46

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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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