Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Mentone.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,841

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Peter

41 years of experience
1219 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was on time, friendly and professional. I will definitely be using Your Mechanic again.
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job

Juan

8 years of experience
167 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Juan was absolutely amazing and he went above and beyond being so professional in his expertise. He was very friendly, informative, knowledgeable, courteous and gave 100% and more in his customer service and expertise in his work. Juan always kept us informed about any concerns he had about our truck and gave us a detail report on our vehicle. Any employer should be so lucky to have an amazing employee like him. Juan was also very knowledgeable and proud of the company he works for. We will definitely recommend your mechanic to all of our family and friends Because of the service we received from Juan. It's so nice to know that theirs still good people and company's out there that are affordable, friendly but also has the accommodations to come to you, which is very helpful for the elderly and for those with disabilities. We will highly recommend your company YOURMECHANIC to everyone we know.Thank you JUAN for such excellent service and thank you YOURMECHANIC for such a great company. Sincerely, The Olim family & Miriam Yvonne Mercado

Scott

32 years of experience
327 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
I actually didnt meet the mechanic but the vehicle is running good. Thanks Scott.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
I have worked on my own vehicles since I was 18. I moved to LA 2 years ago, without my tools. I heard about YourMechanic.com through a friend of mine. Godwin called me the night before to make sure my info was correct, texted me in the morning when he was on his way, and was early and ready to go. Godwin was professional, informative and very organized. When he was finished, he went over his repair and also other items that were in need of attention. He actually came to my place of work to do the repair, and left everything cleaner than when he showed up. I am very pleased with the experience, from start to finish. Godwin Tsui, through YourMechanic, is now my mechanic to go to.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Really great. Fixed my car quickly. Would definitely use again.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
I'd like to experience with Jeff because he was straight up an honest with me and he didn't sugarcoat anything he explained everything to me.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Excellent, very knowledgeable about my vehicle, professional.

Deane

9 years of experience
266 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Dean was very nice I couldn’t have got anybody better, thanks guys

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
excellent job!!

Jan

16 years of experience
16 reviews
Jan
16 years of experience
Once again, very pleased with his work! Very courteous and professional.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Mentone?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2013 Toyota RAV4 $370 $193.96 $175.97 14% $430.46
2008 Pontiac G6 $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2004 BMW Z4 $373 $117.10 $255.96 19% $461.10
2012 Mini Cooper $354 $121.77 $231.97 18% $433.52
2007 Porsche Cayman $670 $397.69 $271.96 12% $763.19

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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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