Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Universal City.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,952

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
I'd like to experience with Jeff because he was straight up an honest with me and he didn't sugarcoat anything he explained everything to me.

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Best mechanic, was very friendly and informative

Javier

9 years of experience
30 reviews
Javier
9 years of experience
Great personality. Really nice guy. Knows his stuff and is very professional. His work is top notch!

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Jonathan has worked on my car twice and both times he has gone far above and beyond. First time he came out, he chased away a snake that was resting in my engine. Then, when my battery wouldn’t start, he took the battery out of his own truck and used it to get my car started (my car had been sitting for a couple of months). The second time, he spent 5 hours working on a job which ended up being much more complicated than was expected. He stayed and worked by lamplight to make sure it was done right before he left. I highly recommend him. He is professional, knowledgeable, pleasant, and thorough. Thank you, Jonathan.

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
He was very professional, got straight to work, and did a great job of answering my questions upon completion of the job.

Clifton

28 years of experience
200 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Perfect experience, good and fast job. Recommend to everyone!

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
After diagnosing several issues, Vladimir skillfully replaced the following on my BMW: valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gaskets, a/c belt, and water pump/thermostat. He pursues all tasks with relentless determination, carefully and calmly working through challenges in order to complete the job. I highly recommend him for your BMW servicing.

Sha

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Sha
35 years of experience
Highly satisfied with the whole process, clarity in communication, ease of setting up the appointment, punctuality and high quality of service. Will certainly recommend both Sha Owens and YourMechanic.com to friends and colleagues.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Really great. Fixed my car quickly. Would definitely use again.

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
2nd time using mike what a great mechanic and really cares goes the extra mile everytime. Definitely trusted. relationship now built .


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Universal City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 GMC Envoy $357 $108.75 $247.96 19% $442.00
2015 Toyota Tacoma $249 $97.38 $151.98 17% $301.63
2011 Kia Rio $540 $123.56 $415.94 20% $682.56
2009 Mercedes-Benz R320 $540 $299.95 $239.97 13% $622.45
2005 BMW 325Ci $482 $161.95 $319.96 18% $591.95
2012 BMW M3 $456 $215.76 $239.97 15% $538.26

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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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