Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Rohnert Park.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Excellent and very professional and pleasant to talk with would highly recommend
The kind of guy you'd want to go share a beer with! Great mechanic, efficient and thorough.

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
A mechanic I trust

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was punctual, courteous, and saved me a LOT of money! The shop I normally go to mis-diagnosed my car problems and was going to charge me $800.00 for an intake manifold gasket replacement. Jamahl asked me plenty of questions and recommended changing the water pump. He was right, and my bill was $162.00 (before buying the $20.00 water pump) !!! I was so relieved and will call on him the next time I have problems!

Daniel

19 years of experience
272 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
On time for appointment, diagnosed problem. Part provided was incorrect for my car, he ordered the correct part and returned the next day to finish the job. Polite and knowledgeable...………..

Kevin

22 years of experience
244 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Second tome I had him and he’s good at what he does! Great job

Braxton

9 years of experience
181 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Great Service, was done in a timely manner

Brian

16 years of experience
99 reviews
Brian
16 years of experience
Brian was very friendly and performed excellent and fast service. Would request this mechanic again.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Johnathan was awesome! Very friendly and very thorough. Will be using him in the future!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Friendly, professional, efficient. economical and well-skilled at his work. After a brief post installation overheat glitch, the car has been running well during the last month. Only suggestion for improvement is it can be challenging to reach Whitney with follow-up questions by phone. I would contact YourMechanic.com for continued service by Whitney and I recommend him to other customers.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Excellent service. Was quick and arrived early to the scheduled appointment. Patrick was done servicing my vehicle in an hour. Compare that to a shop.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Rohnert Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda Ridgeline $584 $311.82 $271.96 13% $677.32
2011 Dodge Avenger $387 $243.19 $143.98 11% $436.69
2010 Bentley Continental $2437 $2292.92 $143.98 1% $2486.42
2010 Audi A3 $767 $487.46 $279.96 11% $863.71
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $1168 $855.95 $311.96 8% $1275.20
2010 Ford Mustang $294 $206.46 $87.98 9% $324.71

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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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