Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Oakland.

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$145.53 - $1,375.60

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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
although there was a slight mix-up on the billing,Keith was very friendly and knowledgeable about the job he was doing, explained every thing that was needed to be done on my 2000 Jeep,while replacing the water pump. Good job

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Excellent experience. James is very knowledgeable and has integrity. Hard combination to find. Will definitely use again and reccomend.

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.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was great! I really appreciated him fixing my car while I was at work and getting me on my way. Painless! Thank you so much!!!

Robert

13 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
13 years of experience
A++ Mechanic. Very helpful.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter was on time, and friendly. He is honest, and explains things clearly. Thanks Peter!

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great communication and excellent service!

Pete

16 years of experience
5 reviews
Pete
16 years of experience
Happy to find U guys and save some serious money on car repairs. My local repair shop had estimated "over" $500.00 to replace a water pump on my '08 Chrysler 3.3 minivan. Your bill was $281.14 (over 43% less). After losing a younger brother to brain cancer two years ago who taught auto mechanics for decades, it's finally occurred to me that the the overhead of running a shop is what drives up the cost of repairs for most people.

Grant

10 years of experience
13 reviews
Grant
10 years of experience
Thank you YM! Grant was very professional and explained the work needed from the original inspection earlier in the morning. He completed a pressure check of the cooling system and show me the leak was caused by my water pump. He explained next steps and that I would receive a quote with all the info along with my inspection results. Once Grant left we received the quote to complete the repair. we booked the repair to be completed same day and and Grant returned to complete the repair needed. It was great to know the mechanic who completed the quote would be the same mechanic who completed the repair. He test drove the vehicle to ensure the repairs completed resolved my issue. It was GREAT Your Mechanic came to our location! We would welcome back Grant to continue to work on our vehicles. Thank You!

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Really great service definitely recommend!


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 GMC Savana 2500 $925 $260.88 $663.91 19% $1153.13
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $934 $262.18 $671.91 19% $1165.18
2015 Dodge Charger $354 $209.58 $143.98 12% $403.08
2013 Mercedes-Benz S600 $1152 $855.95 $295.96 8% $1253.70
2004 Cadillac DeVille $285 $108.75 $175.97 17% $345.25
2010 Jaguar XF $435 $195.30 $239.97 15% $517.80

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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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