Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in French Camp.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Very through in his work.
Jose came two hours earlier, which would have been okay, but I was not ready. Being too early is as bad as being too late. I would expect an email or phone call asking if a change on time would be okay. Also, they didn't give to him enough coolant to completely fill the cooling system, which was completed with tap water. This wasn't his fault, since the system calculates the parts and order them automatically. However, my car now doesn't have the 50/50 water and coolant ratio. Plus tap water is not as good as distilled water. Other than this, he did an excellent job.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great service as usual! Joe always goes out of his way to make sure he gets your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.
Did not meet in person, spoke on phone and sounded very knowledgeable and friendly. Joe was straight forward and honest.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
I highly recommend Patrick. He's very courteous, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond my expectations!! I can't thank him enough for being available to get my van back on the road!! Any future work I have I will ask for him as long as he's available!! Thank you again!!!

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
I wasnt home when he came, but the repair was done and at the time scheduled. Pricing and service were great. Cant ask for more.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
Got the job done fast and professionally. I will definitely ask for his help whenever I need a mechanic

Jacob

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Awesome!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent service and great personality.

Juan

8 years of experience
169 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Juan was absolutely amazing and he went above and beyond being so professional in his expertise. He was very friendly, informative, knowledgeable, courteous and gave 100% and more in his customer service and expertise in his work. Juan always kept us informed about any concerns he had about our truck and gave us a detail report on our vehicle. Any employer should be so lucky to have an amazing employee like him. Juan was also very knowledgeable and proud of the company he works for. We will definitely recommend your mechanic to all of our family and friends Because of the service we received from Juan. It's so nice to know that theirs still good people and company's out there that are affordable, friendly but also has the accommodations to come to you, which is very helpful for the elderly and for those with disabilities. We will highly recommend your company YOURMECHANIC to everyone we know.Thank you JUAN for such excellent service and thank you YOURMECHANIC for such a great company. Sincerely, The Olim family & Miriam Yvonne Mercado

Lee

36 years of experience
81 reviews
Lee
36 years of experience
Lee was nice and did a good job. He was about 30 minutes late. The 3.5 hour appointment turned into 8 hours. Our 378.00 quote turned into 5 hundred and something bucks. However, it was knocked down to 469. The 378 went to 421 after he showed up with the water pump timing kit instead of just the water pump like we asked. So we did it. Then at the end we owed more. Very frustrating. Also took our ENTIRE day. 915 appt was over at 5. After he took off we realized there was antifreeze all over the ground of the garage. So my husband had to clean up after him because we have dogs that go out there with us. Overall very frustrating first experience.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in French Camp?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Bentley Mulsanne $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2010 Hummer H3T $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2009 Bentley Azure $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2014 Cadillac SRX $303 $182.76 $119.98 11% $344.01
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 $530 $305.95 $223.97 12% $606.95
2008 Audi S4 $681 $273.16 $407.94 17% $821.41

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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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