Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Palo Alto.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service in Palo Alto

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5/5

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Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Lots of car knowledge an stories . He got my Hemi back to burnin the streets . Thanks
Well experienced and skillful.

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Friendly and efficient service. Couldn’t ask for much more.
Damian was great. Water pump on a van is a difficult job. He arrived armed with the tools he needed and got the job done right in way less time than a shop would take.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
This is the second time I have use this service and Christopher is great, professional and knows what he is doing. Thanks and I do recommend YourMechanic, it's cool the mechanic comes to you and it's cheaper.
Chris is a great mechanic! Worked hard to fix my issue, was courteous,professional and kept me updated. Highly recommend him and will definitely be booking Christian to work on my vehicles in the future. Thanks Chris !

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave came out to my work & I had initially had a quote for my fan clutch, which was around $500. Dave was able to determine it was actually the water pump that needed to be replaced & my fan clutch was ok. He saved me about $200 & the work was down in a little over an hour! This scored big points because I could have easily been taken advantage of --being a woman that knows very little about cars. I will be using Dave again for some more work I need.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Michael

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Michael
35 years of experience
Michael is THE MAN! After having my water pump break on my VW, I was looking at a steep repair bill with a typical mechanic/garage. Good thing I checked out YourMechanic, because this great service was able to save me $400 on what I would have paid at a typical repair shop. Michael was an incredible resource and provided EXCELLENT service. Specifically, my HOA was not pleased I hired YourMechanic to do the repair in my apartment garage, but Michael handled the situation like a true professional. Instead of it becoming an issue, he found me an alternate location to have the car towed to so he could finish the repair. Amazing service. I couldn't be happier and I can't wait till you guys come to SF fulltime!

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Great service! Jason really knows what he is doing.

Jose

12 years of experience
21 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Jose was a great mechanic. He completed a challenging and long job on my car with expertise and professionalism. He is super polite and friendly too! I would recommend Jose to anyone in need of a difficult fix on any car.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Was very professional


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Palo Alto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mercury Mountaineer $217 $105.26 $111.98 15% $255.76
2010 Chevrolet Camaro $327 $182.76 $143.98 13% $376.26
2008 Hyundai Entourage $338 $121.96 $215.97 18% $412.21
2012 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2010 BMW 535i $782 $565.95 $215.97 8% $856.20
2006 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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