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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe is very knowledgeable man. Very friendly! I would want to have him work on my car every time I have to book another appointment. Thanks Noe!!!
Very professional.

Michael

14 years of experience
507 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Mike was very professional and very verbal and explaining what was going on and how things work he's one of the best mechanics I had thus far
Another great experience!

Andrew

9 years of experience
548 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Once again, Andrew was right on time and had everything needed to complete the job. And when an additional unforeseen problem arose requiring a different / unanticipated part, he showed and explained the problem and we rescheduled for the next day and he was right there as prompt as usual and the job was completed without other issues. I will continue to use his services for BOTH my vehicles (Jeep's).

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
AWESOME JOB

Bryan

20 years of experience
45 reviews
Bryan
20 years of experience
Very professional and courteous.

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Absolutely great

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
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Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Robert did great work on the car. I have had no issues at all. Thank you!

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar is a mechanic you can trust.

David

9 years of experience
162 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David arrived on time and installed a new water pump for me. The old pump was still under warranty, so he graciously waited while I ran to Advance Auto Parts to swap them out. I even grabbed a thermostat while I was there and he installed that also, at no extra charge! Will definitely be requesting him again when I need my vehicle repaired.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in San Martin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Routan $273 $128.75 $143.98 15% $322.25
2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty $564 $339.71 $223.97 12% $640.71
2004 Volkswagen Passat $813 $276.97 $535.93 18% $997.22
2008 Audi TT $681 $368.89 $311.96 13% $788.14
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 $582 $365.95 $215.97 11% $656.20
2015 Porsche Macan $934 $390.10 $543.93 16% $1121.10

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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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