Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in San Clemente.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was early, thorough, efficient, and professional. He went the extra mile to do a great job.
Dealership customer service in your garage without the steep price. Efficient, knowledgeable, and on top of things! I walked my dog for coffee while he was fixing my “car life”.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Awesome Experience First time user and very happy with the cost of service . Very professional and cleaned up drive when he finished.
Jeffrey was more than great he was the greatest. He came to my job to replace a water pump on my 2002 Saturn SC2. He contacted me to let me know that he was running 20 minutes behind schedule which was fine because I was busy with an inspection. When he got there he text to let me know he was outside. The time frame he gave me on getting my car fixed was on point. He came prepared and with everything he needed to get the job done. While he was repairing my car 3 ppl walked up to him and got his card. Am very happy with the service I got and will definitely be using Jeffrey again. Thanks Jeffrey Great job

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.
Theodore did a great job. Fixed everything and did it well.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Great experience, glad Paul (Brad) was dispatched to work on my vehicle. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. I usually do most of my own repairs, but this job was more in depth and I decided to give yourmechanic.com a shot. Glad I did. The price was right, and he did a great job. Unlike a typical repair shop, I know he didn't try to drive up the cost. An honest Mechanic for sure. I would definitely use him again in the future.
Awesome guy. He points out what the issue is, shows and explains the problem. I've lived in Nevada for over 15 years and have NEVER trusted or recommended a mechanic but Paul is an exception, he is the one who I would recommend highly. He is very easy to talk with but professional at the same time. Thank you Pual

Juan

27 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
27 years of experience
Great ! I will call on his service again and again

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Fast service

Nicholas

19 years of experience
348 reviews
Nicholas
19 years of experience
He arrived about 30 minutes early. That timing was great for me. He was friendly and professional. He was knowledgeable about my 1990 Jeep Cherokee. I believe he said he used to own a similar Jeep. He did great work. He finished on time. He gave m e recommendations on my serpentine belt, air filter and brake fluid. There was absolutely no mess on my driveway when Nicholas was finished. I test drove the Jeep a few days later and there was no overheating. Great work, Nicholas!! xg

Michael

36 years of experience
91 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Michael was punctual and courteous. He explained the work being done and pointed out other items that would need attention soon. He was great.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
591 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep was great fixed my car very fast and did a great job. Showed me my old parts and even took them to dispose them. Started my car to show that everything was good. GREAT JOB

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos arrived on time and he diagnosed what was wrong quickly. Granted it was not was what I had called on he still above and beyond to help me get my truck fixed.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in San Clemente?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford F-150 $295 $150.57 $143.98 14% $344.07
2009 Chevrolet Colorado $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2006 Ford E-150 $235 $98.99 $135.98 16% $281.74
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $475 $194.88 $279.96 16% $571.13
2007 BMW 328i $848 $528.45 $319.96 11% $958.45
2015 Dodge Viper $232 $136.34 $95.98 12% $265.34

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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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