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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph went above and beyond to figure what was not working when the initial part did not completely fix the pickup.
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.

Dustin

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Dustin
11 years of experience
Dustin is a very good mechanic, very knowledgeable in his trade, he is fast And very courteous.

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Outstanding and very professional. No problems!

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joseph did a great job!!

Anthony

15 years of experience
39 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
After getting a quote for a water pump replacement that I assumed included a solid gold water pump, I went online searching for other options and came across YourMechanic. Based on the price (over 50% less) and the Sunday (The next day) availability, I figured it was worth a shot. Anthony just finished the job and I have to say, I was absolutely blown away. Anthony showed up on time and immediately got to work. He let me observe and explained to me everything he was doing along the way. I won't lie and say that I understood it all, but it certainly beats leaving my jeep at a shop and having no idea exactly what's going on under the hood. He had the entire job finished in under two hours, which seemed even shorter in that speaking with him. He's an incredible mechanic and the ideal go-to guy whenever there's an issue that needs to be addressed. I'd give more stars if I could, just can't recommend this guy enough.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
He was very nice and answered all our questions. I was very impressed with how clean everything was and that I didn't have to worry about the anti-freeze as I have animals. He was very knowledgeable and explained exactly what he was gonna do. I was very impressed with him.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very detail oriented and proficient in fixing my automobile-great sense of humor and honest about other issues with my vehicle.

Manuel

13 years of experience
60 reviews
Manuel
13 years of experience
Great guy!

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Good communication, fast and reliable work. Highly recommend.

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott is great. He showed up on time, was very professional, and extremely thorough. He not only did the repair I had scheduled, but also took the time to complete another repair that was needed, so I would not have to schedule a whole other appointment. or worry about driving my vehicle which a potentially bad problem. He even ran and picked up the additional part needed. Scott is very friendly, and courteous and is well prepared to spend the needed time to complete the repair ... not just rush through it to get to the next appointment.


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
2005 Volkswagen Jetta $701 $348.93 $351.95 14% $821.93
2013 Volkswagen Touareg $624 $351.56 $271.96 13% $717.06
2012 Aston Martin DBS $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2015 Acura RLX $617 $392.66 $223.97 11% $693.66
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 $497 $256.60 $239.97 14% $579.10
2015 Porsche 911 $708 $468.26 $239.97 10% $790.76

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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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