Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Fremont.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service in Fremont

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4.5/5

Number of Reviews

11

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Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Great experience, never thought it would be comforting having your vehicle being treated well. He gives you piece of mind assuring you can drive the vehicle.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
When I had terrible experience on my van, for which the service was left unfinished by previous mechanic, I was furious when I called yourmechanic, but the service representative was calm in explaining the warranty and immediately arranged appointment with Mark. Mark heard the whole story and immediately checked pressure test and realized that the fix previous mechanic did was totally unfinished. He promised to do everything he could and clearly mentioned upfront that he would test again along with road test. He appeared trustworthy and professional unlike my previous mechanic and assured me to fix the problem (replacing water pump) as well as fix the noises from timing belt that was damaged by previous mechanic. I appreciate the work done by Mark and I totally would recommend him. Also would prefer to have Mark as my mechanic for future services.
Mark was fantastic. He showed up early for the appointment and was very thorough with his explanations about my truck. His service was so convenient to have him work on the repairs during the work week. I would definitely recommend Mark if you need some assistance, he will make sure that you understand what is going on and he will explain what needs to done without you getting overwhelmed.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe arrived at exactly 8am and was done at 9am...my boyfriend and I we're very pleased with the service and impressed in how he quickly and efficiently fixed my car... he was very professional and will schedule any future auto needs...
Joe is a great Master Mechanic and professor of his profession wow what a grate person and mechanic  10 thumbs up

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Trung arrived on time a quickly diagnosed and repaired the issue. He kept in constant communication with me throughout the entire service.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
578 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great!

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience

Joseph

18 years of experience
21 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was fantastic! He arrived early. Fixed the problem quickly and answered all my questions along the way. Joseph also offered a lot of useful tips to avoid future problems with my car. I would definitely trust Joseph to work on my car again! Joseph you're awesome! Thank so much!!!!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 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 !

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
After diagnosing several issues, Vladimir skillfully replaced the following on my BMW: valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gaskets, a/c belt, and water pump/thermostat. He pursues all tasks with relentless determination, carefully and calmly working through challenges in order to complete the job. I highly recommend him for your BMW servicing.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Fremont?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Toyota Highlander $564 $219.96 $343.95 17% $682.21
2012 Mazda 3 Sport $355 $91.53 $263.96 20% $446.28
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander $447 $174.76 $271.96 17% $540.26
2015 BMW 320i xDrive $803 $563.17 $239.97 9% $885.67
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 $582 $365.95 $215.97 11% $656.20
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $555 $314.74 $239.97 12% $637.24

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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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