Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Modesto.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,902

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Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Hes amazing took the time and made sure everything was working good after the repair
Russell was amazing! He arrived promptly, was very courteous and explanatory about everything he did with our car, and walked us through the process of what was going on. We really felt like he kept us in the loop on everything, and even gave us some tips on other things to do with our car to keep it perfectly! We will definitely be having Russell again for any and all mechanical needs...and we recommend you do, too!

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience

Carlos

20 years of experience
6 reviews
Carlos
20 years of experience
He did a good job on replacing the parts and even replace some lights that had burned out. On the flush of the system he said he didn't have enough fluid to top off the system. The radiator fluid was still very dark and not the greenish color it should have been.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Very courteous and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Quentin. Fixed my water pump quickly.

David

8 years of experience
110 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Pleasant greT professional mechanic , I would highly recommend

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
324 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Very good person will have him work on all my vehicles

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Definitely will request Terry to work on my car if i have any other issues. Great guy and great work!

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
He does great work!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was a true professional and friendly person. After his work was done, he proceeded to show me potential problems and what it would take to fix them. Work was done in record time!

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Great guy, timely, knew my car and just what to do. No guessing or confusion. Stayed well within the time frame and did a great, clean job. I'd have this guy work on my car any time.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Modesto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Fit $332 $155.56 $175.97 15% $392.06
2010 Dodge Charger $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2007 Nissan Sentra $325 $125.16 $199.97 17% $393.91
2007 Acura TSX $314 $169.96 $143.98 13% $363.46
2014 Lexus ES350 $572 $219.96 $351.95 17% $692.96
2012 Ford Mustang $320 $184.18 $135.98 12% $366.93

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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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