Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Santa Rosa.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Damian

9 years of experience
354 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Awesome guy.
Professional and knowledgeable. Plan to book him for my other vehicle.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and skilled. Robert is simply the best.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was excellent! Came early for the appointment, finished quickly and explained everything in understandable terms. I will definitely recommend him to others!!
Great

Heliodoro

23 years of experience
2 reviews
Heliodoro
23 years of experience
On time, good explanations, took some extra time to do it right...kept things clean and organized

Adam

27 years of experience
95 reviews
Adam
27 years of experience
Great guy and solid work! Thanks!

John

18 years of experience
411 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Excellent

Ross

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

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
When he was done I appreciated his warning about critters eating the wireing

Scott

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


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Santa Rosa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Matrix $239 $126.76 $111.98 13% $277.26
2007 Ferrari F430 $1528 $1383.92 $143.98 3% $1577.42
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 $483 $307.31 $175.97 11% $543.81
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 $622 $302.08 $319.96 15% $732.08
2015 Audi S7 $1034 $449.74 $583.92 16% $1234.49

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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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