Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Milpitas.

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4.6/5

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert did brakes on my truck, and a water pump on my Mercedes. He worked clean and efficiantly. Everything seems to work fine. I would definitely recommend him to friends! Thanks, Bob

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul is awesome and professional. He is one very good mechanic and I highly recommend him.

Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
Fast and Professional service! I recommend Benjamin highly.
Would definately recommend. Benjamin did an outstanding job. He performed the work in a timely manner and was very polite and personable. He was also very professional, you could tell right off he knew what he was doing!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Great service! Jason really knows what he is doing.
We need more mechanics like Jason in the world. I've been really dissatisfied with mechanics til I met Jason. Very informative and patient. Thanks

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
fast and job well done

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Chris was awesome and very knowledgeable.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph rocks! He came prepared, was fast and efficient and did not leave until he was certain the repair was correct and there were no other issues. I will certainly call him back for any auto repairs I may need in the future. This is a great service and a far better experience than dealing with some of the automotive repairs shops I have dealt with. Good Job Joseph!

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter is great!!! He is excellent at his job and very knowledgable. He has worked on bobth of our cars!! I trust him and that is saying a lot. I don't hesitate recommending him to others.

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Very professional , on time and did a great job on my beetle. Highly recommended!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
I supposed that my car has oil leaking but Patrick discovered real problem with it. He has a high professional skills and knowledge, I think so. I would call him again in the future!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Milpitas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Volt $455 $111.52 $343.95 20% $573.77
2005 Hyundai Tiburon $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2012 GMC Savana 2500 $464 $287.81 $175.97 11% $524.31
2015 BMW X3 $421 $237.44 $183.97 13% $484.69
2009 Mercedes-Benz R350 $534 $365.95 $167.97 9% $591.70
2010 BMW M6 $480 $215.76 $263.96 15% $570.51

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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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