Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Northridge.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.
Great experience with Theodore! He arrived on time, replaced my daughters thermostat, water pump and belt! Was told my another shop that it would be $1100.00, this company charged way less and also gave her a new customer discount! We are very happy with the service we received! Thanks Theodore!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason went above and beyond the call of duty. He was great and I will continue to use the service and tell my friends and family also.
After having WASTED thousands at shops we were referred too to repair our car, we are beyond happy to have used this service. Our Jaguar has been a constant REPAIR, but now we have someone we know , CAN FIX IT > !!! He was professional , thorough, clean and to the letter as to what was expected. His knowledge and expertise were greatly appreciated and I would not hesitate to refer him to any of MY clients in my business as well.

Juan

27 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
27 years of experience

Cary

25 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
25 years of experience
Replaced my water pump in my jeep Very professional and knows what he's doing and he's cool great job cary

Joel

19 years of experience
754 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel is a professional beyond reproach. Highly qualified in his profession. He was very courteous and professional in his responses to all my questions. I would rate Joel as TOP NOTCH! A most enjoyable experience. Keep up the Great work!

Julio

25 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
25 years of experience

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.

Juan

8 years of experience
183 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
I'm very happy with Juan, He is a very Qualified mechanic . He did a great job on my PT repair. Very hard to work on ...(no room in engine compartment.) If you have a choice -- Ask For Juan Vargas to do you work,

Garrison

7 years of experience
29 reviews
Garrison
7 years of experience
Garrison was professional and knowledgeable.

Brett

23 years of experience
164 reviews
Brett
23 years of experience
I was very impressed with Brett! He showed up before the appt. & work was completed quickly & professionaly . I will definitely recommend Yourmechanic to others! Thank you Brett!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Northridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ferrari California $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2015 Volkswagen CC $189 $109.38 $79.99 12% $216.88
2009 Lincoln Navigator $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2015 BMW 550i xDrive $429 $308.70 $119.98 8% $469.95
2014 Porsche Boxster $593 $384.58 $207.97 10% $664.08

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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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