Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fontana.

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Jay

36 years of experience
777 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
On time and very friendly
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”

Chris

21 years of experience
1861 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Super knowledgeable, honest, arrives on time! Very good and knows his stuff!
Knows what he's doing and gets it done quickly

Carlos

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

Doug

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

Bill

32 years of experience
9 reviews
Bill
32 years of experience
Bill arrived early and completed the repairs in good time. He also told me about the other problems my car had, but did not attempt to strongarm me into fixing them immediately, which I could not have afforded. I fully intend to book a follow-up as soon as I can afford it, and I hope to get Bill again.

John

26 years of experience
630 reviews
John
26 years of experience
I do most of my own car work, and I'm pretty particular about repairs. I was really dreading replacing my water pump and timing belt so decided to try "Your Mechanic" and John in particular. John did a great job, he's a great guy to chat with, and he is very methodical and precise with his work. Now that I've found someone I can trust, I'll definitely be using John for future repairs.

Joshua

15 years of experience
38 reviews
Joshua
15 years of experience
I am an 88 yr old and over the years have used and observed many mechanics. Joshua is by far the most proficient and able than any I have observed - give me much hope for our younger generation.

Tien

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

Patrick

32 years of experience
1152 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
He's a lifesaver.

Maurice

31 years of experience
17 reviews
Maurice
31 years of experience


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
2014 GMC Savana 3500 $936 $271.68 $663.91 19% $1163.93
2009 GMC Acadia $357 $180.56 $175.97 14% $417.06
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan $258 $113.53 $143.98 16% $307.03
2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 $354 $114.35 $239.97 18% $436.85
2011 BMW 335i xDrive $791 $551.52 $239.97 9% $874.02
2014 Jaguar F-Type $364 $203.84 $159.98 13% $418.84

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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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