Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Riverside.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

Rating Summary
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Jason

30 years of experience
133 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Knowledable and knew what he talking about. Quick service, had my water pump switched out very quickly, no more leaks and over heating! Thanks!
Great. Scheduling was hectic.

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is awesome. He really knows his stuff. Very polite and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone. A true professional

Eduardo

17 years of experience
339 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Arrived on time - fast and professional. Very good experience.
He came on time and work on my car's water pump. I was not there, but the he did a good job. Honest and very knowledgeable.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Chris was great, he showed up with all the proper tools and did the job in a timely manner. He answered every question I had for him. My car runs great now. Thanks Chris.

Kevin

22 years of experience
258 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
I appreciate Kevin’s honesty and technical expertise. We will have him back for more work. I highly recommend this man.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience

Michael

25 years of experience
227 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Second experience with Your Mechanic, and Michael, both have been positive. The jobs of replacing the power steering pump, and the water pump with the serpentine belt could not of been easy. He was prompt, professional and competent. Appreciate not having to waste time and money at the Stealership

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Very professional.. answers all your questions , explains what he will do and what.. great service

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Carlos did a great job replacing the water pump, spark plugs, and serpentine belt on my 09 Prius. He was fast, professional, and did a thorough job. Highly recommended!

Garrison

7 years of experience
29 reviews
Garrison
7 years of experience
Garrison was professional and knowledgeable.


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
2008 Dodge Dakota $211 $123.06 $87.98 12% $241.31
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 $380 $203.56 $175.97 13% $440.06
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty $330 $185.70 $143.98 13% $379.20
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 $550 $365.95 $183.97 10% $613.20
2006 BMW 330Ci $362 $161.95 $199.97 15% $430.70
2006 Porsche Boxster $600 $184.36 $415.94 19% $743.36

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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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