Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Pasadena.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Showed up early which was great. Very friendly, got the job done quickly. Highly recommended
Keith arrived in a timely manner, went straight to work, and resolved the issues efficiently. Super knowledgeable, explained the problems and how he remedied them,.

Junard

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Junard
9 years of experience
Junard did a great job switching out the water pump on the 2003 Focus. The tight engine bay did not make it easy for him. He was thorough in making sure there were no coolant leaks or circulation problems and that all belts were tight and did not squeak. Great service and saved me 200 dollars compared to other shops. Once again a very difficult job considering the engine layout.

Fernando

11 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
11 years of experience
Fernando was very diligent, methodical and organized. He was very calm at freeing up a stuck fan clutch. I would use his services again.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Gave me a ton of information, extremely helpful especially considering I have an upcoming road trip. Very glad he worked on my car.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
This was the second time Theodore has worked on my vehicle, and again...he did an outstanding job.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Friendly, quick, and my car is running perfectly now! So happy with him and his service. I will definitely be using him again.

Paul

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Paul replace a water pump for us. He did a great job. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was simply "Great" a proven professional in all aspects. I was very fortunate to have him help me with my truck repairs. Thanks Matt!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all questions we had and explained in a way that was easy to understand. We would absolutely use him again.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Pasadena?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Envoy XL $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2007 Ford Ranger $224 $95.84 $127.98 16% $267.84
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 $789 $620.65 $167.97 6% $846.40
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 $1014 $845.95 $167.97 5% $1071.70
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 $546 $305.95 $239.97 13% $628.45
2007 Chevrolet Corvette $460 $316.46 $143.98 9% $509.96

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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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