Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in La Mesa.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane came early. I was wrong about the part that needed replaced and he was nice enough to get the correct one and still install it. Very fast and friendly. I would recommend him.

Estevan

10 years of experience
10 reviews
Estevan
10 years of experience
The entire experience went very well; smooth. The convenience of coming to my work place was a great benefit.

Travis

16 years of experience
91 reviews
Travis
16 years of experience
It was my first time using this service and I am really happy i did. Travis arrived on time, diagnosed problem, repaired on time as promised, provided pictures of old parts and new parts, communicated with me throughout the entire process and even took time to explain the repairs to my less than mechanically inclined daughter (student @ CofC). I would definitely recommend Travis and / or this service to a friend and or use again. Thank you Travis

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos was extremely professional and knowledgeable. On route to this appointment, he ran into unexpected car repairs on his vehicle that delayed the scheduled appointment. Since I didn't want to reschedule because more damage could be done without repair, Carlos had no issue coming after he fixed his vehicle. He worked well into the evening until my vehicle repair was completed. He went far beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend him and Your Mechanic. Excellent service and very thorough inspection! Thank you!

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
The best its all i can say, i already been using your mechanic like 4 times and always the same expierence with ben , would recommend to everybody

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Great.

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable and was early for the appointment. I will call on Abdul every time!

Jonathan

33 years of experience
347 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very detail oriented and proficient in fixing my automobile-great sense of humor and honest about other issues with my vehicle.

Dia

30 years of experience
51 reviews
Dia
30 years of experience
Dia was very professional and knowledgeable about the repair needed. He was able to answer my questions concerning the repair which put me at ease. Very pleased with the service.

Braxton

9 years of experience
180 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
I'll use Braxton for every service I need. He's awesome and knowledgeable and very thorough, which can be a hard quality to find these days.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in La Mesa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford Explorer $295 $150.57 $143.98 14% $344.07
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2009 Chrysler 300 $311 $167.37 $143.98 13% $360.87
2011 Audi A3 $767 $487.46 $279.96 11% $863.71
2011 BMW 335d $886 $565.95 $319.96 11% $995.95
2012 Porsche 911 $947 $483.29 $463.94 14% $1106.79

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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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