Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Riverside.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,908

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Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Awesome guy. Knew what he was doing and came prepared. Even fixes some mistakes made by myself and the warehouse. Best mechanic I've had in a long time.
Great mechanic, showed up on time, fast, efficient, knowledgeable. Would recommend Jay to everyone!

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Mr. Gladney was on time and very professional. I would highly recommend him.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Very professional

Jim

19 years of experience
42 reviews
Jim
19 years of experience
Jim was extremely professional and did a great job. After the debacle with the first tech they sent out, as well as the misquote 2 times, Jim redeemed the company in my eyes. Good job!!

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Great job in a timely manner!

Luis

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
Was on time, knowledgeable, and got the job done quick. He also checked brakes and oil. I had a water pump replacement. Definitely use him and this service again.

Adam

27 years of experience
95 reviews
Adam
27 years of experience
VERY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY

Nate

19 years of experience
90 reviews
Nate
19 years of experience
Nate was awesome! He will definitely be my mechanics from now on.

Brian

9 years of experience
13 reviews
Brian
9 years of experience
Brian was excellent; the repair was difficult and he worked through it.

Khoa

18 years of experience
362 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
No leaks. Truck has being running great for over a month now.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Riverside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Savana 1500 $253 $108.75 $143.98 16% $302.25
2007 Pontiac G6 $249 $136.92 $111.98 13% $287.42
2006 Kia Optima $316 $115.56 $199.97 17% $384.31
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 $550 $365.95 $183.97 10% $613.20
2008 BMW 528i $744 $528.45 $215.97 9% $818.70
2012 Porsche Cayenne $698 $426.07 $271.96 11% $791.57

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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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