Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in North Highlands.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,895

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Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Was easiest time I have ever had with a mechanic. I was very pleased. Thank you

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Always a great job!

Joseph

25 years of experience
484 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
On time, professional at a price half of what a repair shop would cost at the convenience of not having to leave my house.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Extremely professional, Robert also was able to service my vehicle earlier than expected, highlighted some potential issues that I may should be aware of for future reference. Would definitely recommend again

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Very nice, professional, and knowledgeable would highly recommend Jeff

Matthew

15 years of experience
53 reviews
Matthew
15 years of experience
Great

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
David was one of the best mechanics I have met. Both in experience, value, and general customer service. I have pretty much decided, whenever possible, to avoid the shop mechanics and always have David (through Your Mechanic) handle all of my future mechanical needs. I have a 2008 Ford Mustang V6 and he did amazing. I already have future jobs quoted to handle several other jobs for me in the coming months. My permanent mechanic.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1073 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theo did a tremendous job. I was skeptical about this service being able to work on my BMW (thermostat/water Pump). Theo knew exactly what he was doing and completed the task in about 4.5 hours. This service allows me to provide my own parts and control labor costs. Yes, I will use this service again, I had a 5 star experience.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney is like your cars best friend and knows how to take care of it in a friendly, professional, competent, expert and a timely manner.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in North Highlands?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Savana 1500 $253 $108.75 $143.98 16% $302.25
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty $439 $198.79 $239.97 15% $521.29
2005 Lincoln LS $308 $163.96 $143.98 13% $357.46
2015 BMW 528i xDrive $777 $568.80 $207.97 8% $848.30
2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $829 $525.51 $303.96 11% $934.01

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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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