Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fontana.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris, arrived on time and had the water pump installed quickly. He also informs me , on other things , that might need to be watched.. He is a very good mechanic and I would recommend him. Thank you Chris.
Chris was ahead of scheduled appointment, which was great and finished a big job quickly. Chris is professional, honest, polite, social and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in auto repair. I highly recommend him and will request him for any future repairs.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was on time and very professional. Expressing my words for Joe is one word Excellent!!!
A1

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Wonderful mechanical!!! Excellent knowledge and very helpful.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
He was timely, got the job done, recommended other services then was on his way.

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is an excellent mechanic. He did a great job and took less time to complete the job. He performed above and beyond what needed to be done. He is also a very likable individual. I spoke to my brothers if they needed work to be done to request Jay or someone from “Your Mechanic”

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien Wes very good he knows his job,and he is very careful with hard jobs.

Paul

17 years of experience
197 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Great all around...

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Definitely will request Terry to work on my car if i have any other issues. Great guy and great work!

Shawn

27 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
27 years of experience
Shawn was very professional and informative of what was needed for my repair. I will most definitely request him again for work on my vehicles.

David

11 years of experience
245 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Git-er-done kind of guy!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Fontana?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Dodge Durango $347 $243.19 $103.98 9% $382.94
2011 Chevrolet Impala $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee $267 $123.06 $143.98 15% $316.56
2013 Lincoln MKT $960 $95.84 $863.89 23% $1256.84
2009 Land Rover LR3 $338 $201.96 $135.98 12% $384.71
2004 Jaguar S-Type $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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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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