Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Millbrae.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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James

28 years of experience
560 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Outstanding. James showed up on time, did the work in about two hours, made sure it was all ok before he left. He's professional, courteous and helpful. I would not hesitate to use James again--and YourMechanic. Firestone quoted $800.00 to do this job (replace water pump) and I paid about $120.00 for the job. Thank you.
Amazing person. While on the job the timing cover of the engine cracked, not his fault. He did not show any frustration. Went ahead immediately calling around for the part. Found and picked the part at a junk yard which took him an additional 3 hours due to the drive and having to take apart the other vehicle. Also, picked up bolts (only needed one) Came back with the same awesome attitude and completed the job.

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
This was my first time to use this service. If Chris is an example of what “Your Mechanic” is all about ..you have it a HOME RUN!!!!! Chris was Great … came in and was knowledgeable about the work he was performing, very professional and helpful with answering questions !!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND Chris and this service for those who FINALLY want a GREAT Service at a Fair price ….. Chris …THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Knowledgeable, friendly, fast service

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was great! New exactly what he was doing and even gave me an estimate on other work that needs to be done. I will request Robert each time I have work done!

Jimmy

27 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
27 years of experience
Jimmy is great. His years of experience really show when he examines the vehicle. He pinpointed the problem and his solution and the repair work he did was outstanding. Problem solved!! :-)

Jacob

14 years of experience
12 reviews
Jacob
14 years of experience
He did a great job on my truck. Plus he was professional and fast. I highly recommend him.

Damian

9 years of experience
369 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Awesome guy.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell knew exactly what the problem was with my engine as soon as he started it. As he was working, he let me know that a couple more pieces needed to be replaced, and he went out and got them for me. He was very knowledgeable and I would definitely book him again for any repairs needed.

AUDIE

31 years of experience
186 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
On time and got straight to work. Thank you for the fix.

Jose

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose did a good job. Was friendly and professional.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Millbrae?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Toyota Corolla $282 $145.96 $135.98 14% $328.71
2004 Volvo XC90 $563 $283.51 $279.96 14% $659.76
2015 Ford Fusion $222 $93.53 $127.98 16% $265.53
2013 BMW 328i xDrive $769 $568.80 $199.97 8% $837.55
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $1152 $855.95 $295.96 8% $1253.70
2011 Ford Mustang $626 $482.52 $143.98 7% $676.02

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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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