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

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,932

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Joe

41 years of experience
709 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was outstanding! -- knowledgeable, courteous, sociable, and prompt. He was at my door at 7:00a, the appointment time I requested. Your online appointment scheduler, however, suggested that "my mechanic might arrive anytime between 7:00-8:00a!" Kudos to Joe for arriving at the time I booked for service.
Prompt, professional and friendly. Exceptional and knowledgeable service. Will be calling again and will highly recommend.

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
He was fast and knows what he's doing.
Great experience, knowledge and skill. Very thorough and courteous

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
wish I would have met him years ago. great job
Very nice and professional young man did a good job

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Thank you, Joshua!! I've taken my car to the dealership for tune-ups ever since I bought it in 2006. They overcharge but I never had time to research a new mechanic, much less take it somewhere new. The last time I took my car in, the dealership said I needed some work done and quoted me a BIG price. Based on a friend's review here, I made an appt w/ YourMechanic and am VERY pleased. Not only did he do great work, he was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and did the work for a third of the dealership's quote. I already recommended YourMechanic and Joshua to my dad.

Kevin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
He was awesome.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 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. ;)

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan is always on- time and very efficient with a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend him for any job needed because he will complete it correctly the first time.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Good fast work

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
water pump and radiator hose and other hoses replaced

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Great service! Thank you


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in San Pablo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer $414 $110.01 $303.96 20% $518.51
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe $356 $115.56 $239.97 18% $438.06
2011 Honda CR-V $245 $133.16 $111.98 13% $283.66
2012 BMW X6 $806 $565.95 $239.97 9% $888.45
2015 Lexus IS350 $570 $282.07 $287.96 14% $669.07
2015 BMW M4 $606 $389.87 $215.97 10% $680.12

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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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