Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Emeryville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul arrived timely for our appt. He carried himself in a professional manner. He performed all agreed upon services as previously determined in a reasonable period of time leaving our vehicle clean and operational. I was pleased enough to schedule another appt with Paul to have additional work done later on this week.
Replaced water pump that was leaking. Service done over two years ago. No leaks since then.

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Ken diagnosed a squealing noise in my van, and said I needed to replace the water pump and drive belt. He did the work efficiently and throughly. By the end of the repair, the squealing noise had disappeared and my van was running smoothly again. Ken values my time and explains what he's doing under the hood, so I'm very satisfied.

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

Dia

30 years of experience
58 reviews
Dia
30 years of experience
Good mechanic

Clarissa

25 years of experience
152 reviews
Clarissa
25 years of experience
Clarissa is the only person I trust to work on my vehicles period.

Milton

35 years of experience
204 reviews
Milton
35 years of experience
best mechanic I've experienced inVegas.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Arrived on time - fast and professional. Very good experience.

Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Very professional, on time and friendly

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Very nice and professional young man did a good job

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Robert came back today and did a great job. My car is running very well and no more overheating issues.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Emeryville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mazda Tribute $300 $156.20 $143.98 14% $349.70
2009 Toyota Tundra $466 $193.96 $271.96 16% $559.46
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe $456 $287.81 $167.97 11% $513.56
2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 $823 $607.20 $215.97 8% $897.45
2015 Cadillac ATS $841 $368.65 $471.94 16% $1002.90
2007 Jaguar XJ8 $442 $201.96 $239.97 15% $524.46

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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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