Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Garden Grove.

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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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Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great mechanic
Very professional and knowledgable. Advised me of what next steps to take if issues arise.

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
I was nervous about using this company but decided to take a chance. Chris was the mechanic that came to replace my water pump. Chris was 2.5 hours early, and he went right to work. Due to His professionalism, great attitude, honesty/integrity and willingness to go the extra mile, I'll be using "Your Mechanic" again, and my mechanic will be Chris. I've had my share of mechanics in my 70 yrs, and I put Chris at the top of my list. I got the best service, the best price and the best mechanic.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Very Knowledgeable

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Super friendly, very informative, will book again if i have mechanical needs.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Have used Jeffrey many times and as always is very efficient and professional. Will continue to do so in the future.

Richard

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Very nice man and very professional

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
I was very impressed with my services. He showed me the leak in my water pump. I like the fact this was his passion and his reputation spoke for itself. I immediately referred two people.

Ben

39 years of experience
1132 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Amazing technician, super friendly, and highly knowledgeable. A+

David

11 years of experience
259 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David was great! When issues came up, he took care of them promptly—and resolved my car problem.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Garden Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mazda 3 $222 $93.84 $127.98 16% $265.84
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty $330 $185.70 $143.98 13% $379.20
2015 Volkswagen Golf $546 $457.67 $87.98 5% $575.92
2011 BMW 135i $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $1080 $527.66 $551.93 14% $1269.41
2009 Lexus IS F $508 $219.96 $287.96 16% $606.96

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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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