Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Visalia.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,984

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Christopher

26 years of experience
265 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
This is the second time I have use this service and Christopher is great, professional and knows what he is doing. Thanks and I do recommend YourMechanic, it's cool the mechanic comes to you and it's cheaper.
Chris is knowledgeable and professional

Todd

25 years of experience
95 reviews
Todd
25 years of experience
Todd, Again was a little early to our appointment, that means a lot to me. Todd was quick and did a fantastic job replacing my water pump. I am very pleased and will use Todd again when I need something else repaired. I am pleased over all with My Mechanic, GREAT PRICING !! Thanks Todd !!

Patrick

32 years of experience
1065 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
I've used Patrick now for about 4 different jobs. He's always professional, he's always on time and he's done a fine job.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Jonathan was awesome. He even finished early and took the time to explain a few things to me. He also did a great job with my water pump. He definitely knows what he's doing and is easy to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone in the area!

Damian

10 years of experience
403 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian was great, broke a few of my drill bits but at least my car is fixed and running! He was very thorough and informative! Will definitely request and recommend him in the future!!

Charles

16 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
16 years of experience
Charles was great. He arrived on schedule and discussed the situation intelligently. He had the necessary tools and parts. When he tested his repair and found it was not perfect (new gasket leaking, not unusual for a facing that has not been touched in 185,000 miles) he checked to be sure I did not need the truck right away and said he would be back to make it perfect. He returned when he said he would, re-did that aspect of the repair, and could not have been nicer about it. A very professional conscientious guy.

Andrew

24 years of experience
150 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Would recommend Andrew to anyone looking to have their vehicle worked on!!

Joe

42 years of experience
715 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
A1

Scott

33 years of experience
354 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
I actually didnt meet the mechanic but the vehicle is running good. Thanks Scott.

Nick

65 years of experience
96 reviews
Nick
65 years of experience
Nick is very knowledgeable mechanic, he fixed my water pump for 1 1/2 hours. Nice guy. He didn't come on time, coz of the traffic.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Visalia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Hummer H3 $573 $285.46 $287.96 14% $672.46
2009 Jeep Wrangler $212 $100.43 $111.98 15% $250.93
2014 Chrysler 300 $344 $199.98 $143.98 12% $393.48
2005 Cadillac STS $300 $155.78 $143.98 14% $349.28
2007 Infiniti QX56 $322 $162.36 $159.98 14% $377.36
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $528 $288.34 $239.97 13% $610.84

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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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