Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Alfred

12 years of experience
349 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
Alfred was a great mechanic. He showed up on time and anticipated a part that I would need that was not listed. I would recommend him or this service to anyone looking for car service. I'm very very pleased and I have already sent my friends to the site to check out. Thanks -houston
Alfred is my Jeep Hero!!! He was in contact with me, through texts & email, from the minute I scheduled my appointment till the job was done! He showed up & immediately got to it. He asked me a few questions & never made me feel like an idiot. He confirmed the problem & then fixed it! He answered a million random questions I had. When he was done he left me with instructions on what to expect & gave me solutions & advice about future car service needs. He completed the whole thing in exactly the quoted time! I am so happy with this service & especially with "My Mechanic" Alfred! I am about to schedule a couple other services with him in the coming weeks. I fully recommend "Your Mechanic" to anyone with car trouble, no shop to work in or anyone who is into saving a couple duckets & getting guaranteed services

Jordan

8 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
8 years of experience
Jordan was on time and completed the scheduled work within the timeframe given. I wouldn't hesitate to book him again for future work.

TJ

25 years of experience
354 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
I would like to adopt him. He knows his work . I would recommend ,him to my friend,s

Matthew

32 years of experience
691 reviews
Matthew
32 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!

Christopher

24 years of experience
80 reviews
Christopher
24 years of experience
Great experience and fixed it quick and I was on my way to work.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
All around excellent Work, will user again!!!

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
Raul is awesome and professional. He is one very good mechanic and I highly recommend him.

Scott

28 years of experience
3 reviews
Scott
28 years of experience
Was honest and helpful

Dan

38 years of experience
755 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Very fast service, got the job done. Thank you

Albert

14 years of experience
34 reviews
Albert
14 years of experience
Professional. Friendly. Excellent job. Thanks!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Rancho Santa Fe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Toyota Avalon $428 $212.41 $215.97 14% $502.66
2015 Hyundai Accent $240 $119.83 $119.98 14% $281.08
2008 Mercury Mountaineer $289 $145.10 $143.98 14% $338.60
2010 Mercedes-Benz B200 $339 $147.02 $191.97 16% $405.02
2007 Audi A8 Quattro $1270 $750.11 $519.93 12% $1448.86
2016 BMW M5 $1170 $890.30 $279.96 7% $1266.55

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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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