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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,927

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert was prompt, patient, and very professional. He took the time to explain everything that was being done, and why it was needed without pressure to "pad" the job. He kept me informed on the status of the work; and completed the entire task faster than I anticipated. This was done without compromising the quality of the work
Exceptional professional service.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
137 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
It was my first time using this service so I didn't know what to expect. After all is said and done I am so glad I did. Nathaniel was very professional and knowledgeable concerning the repair but his real value is that he is a very personable and friendly guy. I enjoyed our conversation during the repair as we had a lot of things in common. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great mechanic and person.
Quick and easy. Took care of work I didn’t have time to do

Trevor

16 years of experience
8 reviews
Trevor
16 years of experience
on time and knowledgeable. I trust his work.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
842 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff is great! I enjoy doing business with him always. Our cars like that the doctor makes house calls. ;)

Keith

16 years of experience
282 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Best dude, very knowledgeable and educated me on the problem

Chris

14 years of experience
47 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was great to work with.

Michael

14 years of experience
505 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael did an awesome job repairing my water-pump. He arrived on time and changed it in under an hour. Michael was very knowledgeable and courteous.

Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was awesome and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He communicated with me throughout the day and recommended ways on how to save some money by doing repairs and maintenance at the same time time that require the same labor. He contacted me when he was available early and made sure everything worked to my schedule. He was very knowledgeable and most of all repaired my vehicle. After the repair, he took the time to explain how several parts work and thuroughly tested all parts and components to ensure they we're working cohesively. Thanks so much Chris and I will recommend and use him many times for my vehicle repairs.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Josh is definitely the best field service mechanic EVER! to be your personal goto guy to fix your cars or trucks. I wish there's more of him around! He is a popular mechanic on the yourmechanic.com platform. He's my #1 Guy to fix my cars. Superior service well verse in latest automotive technology and perhaps hold a PHD (positive heading direction) in awesomeness! :) Great job Josh!

Scott

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


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in San Leandro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan Rogue Select $302 $141.85 $159.98 15% $356.85
2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 $281 $168.97 $111.98 12% $319.47
2014 Kia Forte Koup $259 $115.08 $143.98 16% $308.58
2013 Cadillac ATS $529 $368.65 $159.98 9% $583.65
2006 Lincoln Zephyr $307 $194.87 $111.98 11% $345.37
2013 Porsche Panamera $730 $426.07 $303.96 12% $834.57

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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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