Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Pleasanton.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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Excellent Rating


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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
He made contact with me before the appointment. He shows up in a nice clean truck. Completed the job in good time. I was very happy with the work and advice he gave me! I will use him again for my other vehicles.
Great guy. He knows his craft. Prompt.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent service. Extremely knowledgeable. Very grateful.
Chris is very professional, and super friendly. He explained to me how I can do the follow-up checks after the repair, and answered my questions patiently, and probably more than once. I have a long list of expensive repairs from the dealership that requires "immediate attention", Chris checked my car and told me which ones are truly urgent, which ones are not. I know little about cars, but the interaction with Chris makes me feel comfortable. I know I can trust Chris, and my car would be in good hands.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor is simply excellent. He explained everything and answered my thousand and one questions I had. I was so excited that I stayed with him throughout the job he did and was impressed with this knowledge and thoroughness of the job he was performing. He double checked everything and made sure that I was satisfied that it is all working. Thank you Amor!

Mario

13 years of experience
8 reviews
Mario
13 years of experience
Great service with care

Wilson

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in using Your Mechanic, and lives in the Orlando area, to book an appointment with Wilson. This being the first time I have used a Mobile Mechanic, I wasn't sure what to expect but Wilson exceeded my expectations with his knowledge and honesty. He was very thorough in his work and explained everything about what he was working on. He was also very punctual and polite. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing a Mechanic. I would 100% use Wilson again over my local car shop. Thank you Wilson for your hard work.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Very friendly and does an amazing job!

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience
Our family was so please with the work and knowledge of our mechanic, we have talked about your company to our friends. I really do/did appreciate the work that Kevin did. Love his conversation on our vehicles. Kevin takes you through step by step and help you understand the care of your vehicle front to back. Thank you Kevin

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great mechanic, showed up on time, fast, efficient, knowledgeable. Would recommend Jay to everyone!

Damian

9 years of experience
396 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damians was on time Professional Knowledgeable & courteous

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Knows what he is doing, gotta watch the oily hands in the car...


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Pleasanton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Lotus Elise $2410 $2265.73 $143.98 2% $2459.23
2013 Ford Fusion $208 $95.84 $111.98 15% $246.34
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2009 BMW X5 $584 $344.05 $239.97 12% $666.55
2006 Cadillac Escalade $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2015 Audi S5 $573 $301.46 $271.96 14% $666.96

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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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