Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Moraga.

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

2,010

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Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience

Breck

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Breck
19 years of experience
Excellent Service. Highly recommended.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience

Duane

24 years of experience
391 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
I just drove!

Jay

36 years of experience
718 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay was very pleasant and I enjoyed talking with him. I normally work on my own Jeep but this time I was at a block wall. Jay was great. I will definitely used him again if I need it.

Michael

36 years of experience
39 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Michael is THE MAN! After having my water pump break on my VW, I was looking at a steep repair bill with a typical mechanic/garage. Good thing I checked out YourMechanic, because this great service was able to save me $400 on what I would have paid at a typical repair shop. Michael was an incredible resource and provided EXCELLENT service. Specifically, my HOA was not pleased I hired YourMechanic to do the repair in my apartment garage, but Michael handled the situation like a true professional. Instead of it becoming an issue, he found me an alternate location to have the car towed to so he could finish the repair. Amazing service. I couldn't be happier and I can't wait till you guys come to SF fulltime!

Scott

33 years of experience
357 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
On time & work completed successfully. Very happy with my first time calling Scott.

John

19 years of experience
443 reviews
John
19 years of experience
Great jobHe knew his stuff he was pleasant to talk to I like them a lot

Troy

39 years of experience
104 reviews
Troy
39 years of experience
Troy reached on time and he explained so nicely with all my questions. I am happy with his service

Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Moraga?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 $425 $280.56 $143.98 10% $474.06
2008 Mazda 6 $202 $90.10 $111.98 16% $240.60
2014 Chevrolet Caprice $635 $490.53 $143.98 7% $684.03
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 $460 $219.88 $239.97 15% $542.38
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport $278 $77.81 $199.97 19% $346.56
2016 Porsche Panamera $605 $404.87 $199.97 10% $673.62

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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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