Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Whittier.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent and very pleased!
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Carlos

10 years of experience
77 reviews
Carlos
10 years of experience
Carlos was awesome! I'm very pleased with his professionalism. It is so convenient to not have to take my car to the shop. I will definetly refer Carlos to my family and friends. Thank you.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
He was fast and poliet and a great worker

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Minimal communication, maximum result! Thanks

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He was awesome and hilariously funny.

Fabrice

18 years of experience
132 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Very good and pleasant.

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
My mechanic arrived on time and completed job in a timely manner.

Raymond

35 years of experience
73 reviews
Raymond
35 years of experience
I'm pretty sure he can put a truck together blindfolded. He works hard to get the problem fixed as quick as possible and cost efficient for everyone. I highly recommend him as a mechanic, especially diesel.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Excellent! Will return for other work in the future.

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
Junior was very knowledgeable and answered each of my questions throughout the process. As for customer service and their supervisor not so much one star on able to provide answers to my questions. supervisor very unprofessional just offered excuses. No need to reply if I use your services again it will be because of the excellent customer service the mechanics provided .


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Whittier?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford E-250 $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2014 Kia Optima $323 $227.46 $95.98 9% $356.46
2008 Ford E-150 $243 $98.99 $143.98 16% $292.49
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $566 $365.95 $199.97 10% $634.70
2015 Lexus GS450h $562 $282.07 $279.96 14% $658.32
2015 Porsche Cayman $593 $384.58 $207.97 10% $664.08

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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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