Subaru Water Pump Replacement Services Research in Redwood City, CA

The innovative BOXER® engine in your Subaru is unlike any other on the road, but it still operates on many of the same principles of traditional engines. That means pistons compress a mixture of fuel and air to be ignited by a spark. The resulting explosion makes things hot, and that's where the cooling system comes in to keep the engine at a safe operating temperature.

This cooling system uses a water pump to move a mixture of antifreeze and water from the hot engine to the radiator where it can cool down. If something goes wrong with the water pump, your engine is at risk of major damage. Below, we share some of our experience with Subaru water pump replacement as well as symptoms that your water pump may be bad. If you have any questions, please contact the experts in our authorized service center at Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City, CA.

Schedule service at Carlsen Subaru to get your water pump inspected and replaced if needed.

What Are Some Symptoms of a Bad Water Pump?

A leaky water pump is one of the more common symptoms of a bad water pump. While it's never a good sign for anything to be leaking from your vehicle, a water pump that's leaking could lead to catastrophic engine damage from overheating. Coolant has the consistency of water and is typically green or orange in color. If you see this leaking from the very front of the vehicle, it's likely coming from the radiator or hoses going to the radiator. However, if you see this leak under your vehicle a little further back, it could be from the water pump. Other symptoms of a bad water pump include the engine running hot, a high-pitched squeal when the engine is running, and a coolant system that boils over.

Schedule service at Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City, CA

Is it Hard to Replace the Water Pump in a Subaru?

For experienced factory-trained technicians like those in our service center, this job isn't difficult, but it is time consuming. To get access to the water pump, a lot of things need to be removed including the drive belt and tensioner, radiator fan, and crankshaft pulley. The radiator will also need to be drained and removed along with the hoses. Then there should be room to take off the timing cover to access the water pump.

Clearly, this is a big job that is best left to the experts. Especially since it typically involves removing the timing belt or chain which must be put back precisely for the vehicle to run correctly. If your Subaru does have a timing belt, this is the time to have it replaced.

Contact the Service Department at Carlsen Subaru South of San Francisco

Friendly and knowledgeable service advisers are available to answer any questions and set an appointment in person or over the phone in our service center at Carlsen Subaru. For basic maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations, we can typically have you in and out quickly at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063. For more involved Subaru service, or if you're looking for the most efficient way to maintain your ride, it's easy to schedule a service appointment online.

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Why Trust the Certified Experts at Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City, CA?

While no one knows your Subaru quite like the certified technicians in our service center, there are other reasons to trust the dealership for taking care of your Subaru. You see, generic oil change chains and independent mechanics typically don't specialize in Subaru engineering the way we do. When you trust dealership experts, you won't have to worry about paying for extra parts that don't solve the problem. Instead, authorized technicians like ours are extensively trained in the diagnosis and service of Subaru models. This way, you know that your Subaru is getting the expert care it deserves.

What's more, we only use OEM and factory-approved parts, fluids, and components that allow you to continue your journey with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your Subaru maintains the high quality it came with the day it rolled off the assembly line. Not only is this a level of quality you can count on, authorized Subaru service is an important part of maintaining the factory warranty. Contact us to find out more at Carlsen Subaru, serving San Mateo and Fremont, CA.

Carlsen Subaru

480 Veterans Blvd
Directions Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Sales: 650-365-6390
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  • Monday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed