Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Oakland.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,974

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Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
Jason was awesome !! Explained everything to me and even gave me tips on maintaining my car.
Great service! Jason really knows what he is doing.

Brett

24 years of experience
166 reviews
Brett
24 years of experience
Brett was excellent, professional and very helpful. Brett ran into several issues but with his experience and knowledge he got the job done. Brett explained the entire process from start to finish. I will definitely book Brett for any future auto care needs. Brett is an invaluable asset for your organization. Thank you Brett and Your Mechanic.Com. A very happy and satisfied customer. F. MacDowell
Brett arrived on time, was a true professional and performed his work efficiently. I would highly recommend Brett.

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
On time, courteous, knowledgeable, Brandon was great!

Mac

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Mac
9 years of experience
Mac was early to our appointment, prepared, and incredibly knowledgeable. He answered all the questions I had, and explained exactly what he was doing. Great service.

Chris

21 years of experience
1672 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
thanks chris outstanding job

Tabitha

16 years of experience
191 reviews
Tabitha
16 years of experience
Know's her stuff.

Jason

31 years of experience
136 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Showed up on time very professional did an excellent job

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Very professional, helpful, time considerate, and knows the industry of mobile vehicles. Would definitely recommend Harish Patel to others looking for great quality work in a timely matter.

Edmar

21 years of experience
162 reviews
Edmar
21 years of experience
Edmar was very professional and friendly. He was fast and efficient. I really appreciate his work ethic. He was on time and finished earlier than I had anticipated. I will request him for any needs that I have in the future!

Gregory

30 years of experience
245 reviews
Gregory
30 years of experience
Gregory came to my work. Had a tent and whole set up. Did the work and was great.


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Oakland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Malibu $248 $136.41 $111.98 13% $286.91
2006 Volvo C70 $506 $265.91 $239.97 14% $588.41
2007 Subaru Legacy $646 $381.80 $263.96 12% $736.55
2005 Lexus SC430 $831 $350.92 $479.94 16% $995.92
2010 Acura TL $688 $304.22 $383.95 16% $820.22
2010 Porsche Panamera $606 $366.50 $239.97 11% $689.00

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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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