Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Mission Viejo.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Chet went above and beyond to help me get my vehicle running originally booked appointment for one issue once he got here he noticed it was something else needless to say everything was fixed in a timely manner I would definitely use his services again.
My engine on a 2003 Infiniti G35 started overheating. Chet came out and diagnosed that the water pump and/or thermostat most likely were the culprits. For the inspection appointment as well as for the repair appointment Chet was on time (even early). He went more than beyond his usual duties to get the car running again. I had a hick-up right after the repair and overheating happened again. Called the warranty team and they first dispatched another mechanic (as Chet was supposed to be off this day) but I already had him texted pictures of the overheating. So he called his office and came in to check on the still overheating engine on his day off. He took care of the final piece. THANK YOU CHET!

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris arrived on time, job was completed quickly. Great experience.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1084 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Arrived on time, quickly confirmed initial diagnosis, and completed repair in about an hour. This is our second time using YourMechanic and we specifically booked with Theodore because of our great first experience, even if it meant writing a couple days.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Professional and knowledgeable. Plan to book him for my other vehicle.

Ryan

14 years of experience
21 reviews
Ryan
14 years of experience
Ryan was the Bomb dot Com. He really knows what he's doing. He brought to my attention was needs to be done next. The dealer told me something else that was like $1,400. To replace my Power Steering rack. Ryan says all I need to do is change the pump it will stop the leak. He explained over time the brackets get loose and it needs to be changed. I definitely want him to service my car again. He replaced my Water pump and thermostat added coolant he told me I needed another one because it wasn't enough. But overall Ryan was excellent. Thanks a million

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
Adam is an excellent mechanic he explains everything and is a nice guy.

Joseph

18 years of experience
21 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was fantastic! He arrived early. Fixed the problem quickly and answered all my questions along the way. Joseph also offered a lot of useful tips to avoid future problems with my car. I would definitely trust Joseph to work on my car again! Joseph you're awesome! Thank so much!!!!

Angelo

30 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
30 years of experience
Will always call on Angelo to service my truck.

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Ken diagnosed a squealing noise in my van, and said I needed to replace the water pump and drive belt. He did the work efficiently and throughly. By the end of the repair, the squealing noise had disappeared and my van was running smoothly again. Ken values my time and explains what he's doing under the hood, so I'm very satisfied.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Mission Viejo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Sonata $290 $121.96 $167.97 16% $347.71
2011 Volvo XC90 $901 $725.21 $175.97 6% $961.71
2013 Honda Civic $316 $171.56 $143.98 13% $365.06
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL500 $610 $305.95 $303.96 14% $714.45
2014 Mercedes-Benz E400 $428 $307.53 $119.98 8% $468.78
2014 Jaguar F-Type $355 $195.30 $159.98 13% $410.30

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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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