Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Mountain View.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,149

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Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
Gary was very professional. Upon his arrival he introduced himself and immediately started to inspect the car by taking photos to verify a leak in the water pump. After Gary finished his examination and got the results, he shared them with me and explained the area (color) on the water pump that confirm leakage. I appreciate the show and tell demo because it gave me as the customer a visual of what was going on which is awesome, I think! I appreciate the knowledge and professionalism that Gary displayed while working on my Saturn Vue and I really like the fact that I could relax at my on home while Gary worked on my vehicle. This was convenient and spot on for me! Thank you, Gary

James

30 years of experience
536 reviews
James
30 years of experience
James was overall a professional mechanic. He got started right away and was very informative about the issues.
I had an awesome experience with the service given to my car by James! I will surely recommend him and will get him again whenever I need service in the future.

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
This was another top quality job by Jason and I was grateful that he was able to get me in when he did.

Robert

30 years of experience
598 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Exceptional professional service.

Barinder

21 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
21 years of experience
Great experience!

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Jeff is a EXTREMELY knowledgeable and competent mechanic. He is very professional, through, friendly, and easy to talk to. Jeff will treat you right, and he is honest. I will definitely be requesting him in the future and will suggest him to everyone who will listen! Super guy, great mechanic!!

Chris

15 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
I am really impressed.

Robert

19 years of experience
765 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Very fast knowledgeable and friendly. I would not hesitate to use you again

Chris

21 years of experience
1861 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Fixed my car right up. After he was done he showed me how to keep up with it and to add more coolant when necessary. Very helpful.

John

26 years of experience
630 reviews
John
26 years of experience
Exceptional job


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Mountain View?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 $480 $303.84 $175.97 11% $540.34
2006 Kia Rio $562 $145.64 $415.94 20% $704.64
2015 Chevrolet Malibu $627 $387.03 $239.97 11% $709.53
2016 Infiniti Q70 $672 $159.62 $511.93 20% $847.62
2014 BMW 335i GT xDrive $1092 $868.36 $223.97 6% $1169.36
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $921 $617.01 $303.96 10% $1025.51

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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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