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How much does a Vacuum Pump Repair cost?

On average, the cost for a BMW 533i Vacuum Pump Repair is $771 with $676 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1984 BMW 533iL6-3.2LService typeVacuum Pump RepairEstimate$1466.29Shop/Dealer Price$1821.62 - $2848.22
1983 BMW 533iL6-3.2LService typeVacuum Pump RepairEstimate$1446.29Shop/Dealer Price$1801.65 - $2828.27
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What is the Vacuum Pump all about?

While all gasoline engines create vacuums during operation, sometimes the amount created isn’t enough to power the accessory systems in the car. Diesel engines do not create vacuums at all during operation. In both of these instances, a vacuum pump is used to either augment or provide the vacuum power necessary to operate the various other systems on the car, including the brakes, some HVAC functions and more. The vacuum pump is usually located behind the engine, mounted near the firewall and close to the master cylinder and brake booster. It’s easily recognizable for its two nozzles on top, as well as the design of the canister. It is an electric air pump that maintains a constant amount of vacuum in the vacuum reservoir behind the front bumper. If the vacuum pump stops working or develops a leak, the engine compartment may release a hissing sound, the heater controls may not switch when operated, or the brake pedal may be hard to depress.

Keep in mind:

  • The vacuum pump is an electronic component that can experience both electrical and mechanical problems.
  • The vacuum pump is not designed to be serviced, so it will not be inspected during routine maintenance aside from a vacuum line inspection.
  • Leaks in vacuum lines can mimic symptoms of vacuum pump failure.

How it's done:

  • The faulty vacuum pump is located and identified
  • The valve vacuum pump is then removed
  • The new vacuum pump is then installed
  • The brakes are tested for proper vacuum pump operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper vacuum pump and brakes operation

Our recommendation:

The vacuum pump, which is expected to last the life of your vehicle, does not receive any maintenance and is only serviced when it fails. If you are experiencing symptoms related to the vacuum system, have your vehicle diagnosed by one of our expert mechanics.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Vacuum Pump?

  • Heater controls don’t operate properly
  • A hissing air sound is present
  • Brake pedal is very hard to press

How important is this service?

If the vacuum pump fails, your brakes may not operate properly and vehicle operation becomes unsafe. Have your vacuum pump replaced immediately if it is diagnosed as faulty.

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20 years of experience
BMW 533i L6-3.2L - Valve Cover Gasket - Portland, Oregon
Showed up on time, responded to questions asap, repaired items and diagnosed issues (providing context and severity about them) quickly.

Chris

20 years of experience
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Chris
20 years of experience
BMW 533i L6-3.2L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Portland, Oregon
Was prompt, detailed, provided an extensive report, was responsive to questions, and spent a great deal of time with vehicle. Also, immediately provided quote for immediate repair. Highly recommend.

Harish

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Harish
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BMW 328i L4-2.0L Turbo - Vacuum Pump - Charlotte, North Carolina
Very friendly and fast.

Jazik

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BMW X3 L4-2.0L Turbo - Vacuum Pump - Hicksville, New York
The mechanic was very nice and did the job I needed to be done perfectly and I would highly recommend him for any further Service that I need done

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