Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Hermosa Beach.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Great and quick
I trust Ben to get the job done!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua did not waste a second after showing up. Got to work immediately with the ground protection,engine draining and inspection of all pre purchased parts.a great asset to your company!
Joshua, thank you so much for the great job fixing my car!

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Rocco was great. He communicated he was running a half hour late, but he got the job done 2 hours earlier than expected. The man dominated the job well with in the projected time period so to me I'm not concerned what time he starts. Rocco was very transparent about a service I didn't really need and removed it from the work order. He also highlighted some issues that needed to be addresssed going forward, which is appreciated. He didn't just show up to do the job on the work order and leave. He pointed out some problem areas he noticed because it is the right thing to do. Personally, I really appreciate made being aware of items that need to be address although they were well outside the scope of the requested service. Will definitely be working with Rocco again.

Travis

11 years of experience
312 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Didn't meet Travis but his work spoke for himself!

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Mr. Gladney was on time and very professional. I would highly recommend him.

James

13 years of experience
46 reviews
James
13 years of experience
All around auto guy that's know his job

Todd

24 years of experience
95 reviews
Todd
24 years of experience
Todd, Again was a little early to our appointment, that means a lot to me. Todd was quick and did a fantastic job replacing my water pump. I am very pleased and will use Todd again when I need something else repaired. I am pleased over all with My Mechanic, GREAT PRICING !! Thanks Todd !!

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Work was great so was he one of the best mechanics I ever met in my life great work great person will be hiring him again thank you

Jonathan

33 years of experience
362 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very professional and kind. Knowledgeable, hard worker!!!

Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
This guy was Awsome!! Very thorough and fast. Great mechanical knowledge and skill. Friendly and courteous. Any other needs we will contact Alex through Your Mechanic. The job was very well done and the truck runs fine.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Hermosa Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota Highlander $242 $129.96 $111.98 13% $280.46
2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2014 Dodge Dart $252 $107.77 $143.98 16% $301.27
2005 Infiniti QX56 $330 $169.96 $159.98 14% $384.96
2010 Lexus LX570 $590 $198.26 $391.95 18% $725.01
2010 BMW M5 $480 $215.76 $263.96 15% $570.51

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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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