Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Laguna Woods.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a great job. He was super friendly yet professional. He took the necessary time to explainied problems in a way that was very understandable to my wife and me. He was efficient and did all the work that needed to be done and the results were great. My car is running like new with no shakes and rattles. The A/C is working where I thought it would need charging. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to my friends and family. I got estimates from local garages and mechanics and I saved well over 30%. This site rocks and Chris is a wonderful representative. Don't bother to go anywhere else you;ll get the best service at a great price from yourmechanic.com, If you're in Orange County, ask for Chris!!!
Dealership customer service in your garage without the steep price. Efficient, knowledgeable, and on top of things! I walked my dog for coffee while he was fixing my “car life”.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike did a thorough job of repairing my Explorer. There were complications related to a special hose, but Mike got the part he needed and made the repair as quickly as he could. It has been almost a week, and all is still good.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Timely and personable :)

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Know's her stuff.

Troy

38 years of experience
103 reviews
Troy
38 years of experience
Troy reached on time and he explained so nicely with all my questions. I am happy with his service

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Awesome as always..

Mario

13 years of experience
8 reviews
Mario
13 years of experience
Great service with care

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike was the first mechanic that was able to correctly diagnose and fix the overheating issue with my old Land Rover.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
He actually fixed my car! Thank god because the last guy apparently decided he didn’t want to do any of the work. Thank you Robert!!!

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
My 2nd service appointment with Rigoberto. He’s timely, professional and willing to explain the “how” and “why” of repairs and discuss options.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Laguna Woods?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2013 Toyota Corolla $282 $145.96 $135.98 14% $328.71
2011 Chevrolet Traverse $543 $182.76 $359.95 18% $666.51
2012 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $1152 $855.95 $295.96 8% $1253.70
2015 BMW 535i GT xDrive $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2012 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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