Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Ladera Ranch.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
What can I say about Chris? Well, I will not use another mechanic for my vehicles unless it is something he cannot handle. He has been straight forward with me and the repairs I need. I trust his judgement. His work is quality and I am so glad he was assigned to handle my repairs.
Absolutely great

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Javier was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and very customer focused. He took great pains to ensure that my expectations were met. Even as other issues surfaced with the car he worked to keep cost in line with various recommendations. It was my first experience with Your Mechanic and I am happy to say that it was a very pleasant one. I would certainly use the service again and would welcome the opportunity for Javier to be the one to perform that service.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff is great! I enjoy doing business with him always. Our cars like that the doctor makes house calls. ;)

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Was very professional

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel was very professional and extremely courteous. He explained to me what my car needed and why. I appreciate such excellent service! Thank you all so much for helping me get back on the road again!

Paul

16 years of experience
30 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience
Paul did an excellent job. Only problem was I originally stated which two parts the vehicle needed. He called me and said that the water inlet pipe is not available through Supply Parts, that it must come from a dealer. I looked the part up and called the parts store he uses, and they did have it in stock. Paul picked it up plus the water pump. My final bill was almost $70 higher than the online quote. Repair time was quoted at 3hrs, but it only took 1 1/2 hr. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the repair job.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
320 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
First time using this service. I was very pleased with everything. The work was done properly and quickly. He took his time to explain not just what the problem was but also why it happened.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Chrysler 300 back up and on the road-looking forward to getting it home 994 miles from here (WA) -At peace knowing Gerron’s expertise and skill has it BETTER than ‘good to go’ despite unhospitable area where breakdown occurred.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Ladera Ranch?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Magnum $311 $167.37 $143.98 13% $360.87
2011 Ford Fiesta $359 $142.92 $215.97 17% $433.17
2011 Jeep Compass $264 $120.01 $143.98 15% $313.51
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 $497 $256.60 $239.97 14% $579.10
2007 BMW 328i $848 $528.45 $319.96 11% $958.45
2006 Ford Mustang $263 $150.57 $111.98 12% $301.07

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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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