Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in South Pasadena.

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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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Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
As last time, he was on time, friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything to me & last but not least the price was less. I am very pleased.
I have called on Chris several times for issues I have had with my 2 vehicles and he fixes the problems then rides off into the sunset leaving me satisfied each time. I book Chris specifically even if I have to wait an extra day to get fit into his schedule. He is worth it. Professional and efficient.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin is great. Keep up the good work.
Excellent

Brikk

16 years of experience
373 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
He was very thorough and conscientious about doing the job correctly. Very polite, trustworthy, and friendly.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Another awesome job Jerimiah did for me in the past. Thanks again. Highly recommend this guy to anyone in need of a car repair.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
My first experience with Your Mechanic and I was very pleased with the service I received.

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and kind. Knew what he was doing. Extremely professional. Will recommend to others.

Chris

19 years of experience
8 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
591 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep was punctual, professional, friendly, answered all my questions with patience, and repaired my truck in less time than I expected. My truck is running perfectly now. Great mechanic!

Alfred

11 years of experience
335 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred was a great mechanic. He showed up on time and anticipated a part that I would need that was not listed. I would recommend him or this service to anyone looking for car service. I'm very very pleased and I have already sent my friends to the site to check out. Thanks -houston

Rodrigo

11 years of experience
121 reviews
Rodrigo
11 years of experience
Very happy with my first experance will use again


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in South Pasadena?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Isuzu i-370 $281 $104.75 $175.97 17% $341.25
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $295 $150.57 $143.98 14% $344.07
2012 Hyundai Sonata $427 $227.46 $199.97 13% $496.21
2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2015 Cadillac ATS $309 $197.27 $111.98 11% $347.77
2011 Porsche Cayenne $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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