Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Oceanside.

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Duane

24 years of experience
396 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Great guy and good mechanic! Very quick work.
I all my 64 years I have never met or experienced a mechanic of such high standards. Duane ranks highest with me not only as a mechanic but as a solid professional. As a senior quality manager and now COO of a company it was a pleasure to meet, talk and have Duane service my SL500. The car is a 95 and thanks to Duane it's running beautiful. Thank you Duane!

Tagharchi

22 years of experience
81 reviews
Tagharchi
22 years of experience
Kevin was on time and very professional and did a great job! Really took his time making sure water pump and radiator were working perfect before he left. He explained the process as this was my first time using YourMechanic.com, Going to be requesting him on all auto repairs.
Gotta say, I was a little iffy about using this service. But after everything is said and done, I will continue to use them every time. couldn't be more happy with the service and the price!

Chris

21 years of experience
1832 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Awesome service! Will definitely use in the future.
Very helpful tech. Very satisfied with his service. Thank You.

Deane

10 years of experience
323 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
Deane is the friendliest mechanic I have ever met in my life. I would highly recommend him, he's very easy to talk to, and is a fantastically skilled mechanic as well. He fixed my issue quickly, and after the fact showed me the old parts and why they were causing issues. 10/10 would recommend, Deane is my go to from here on out. Great service! Thanks, Deane!

Bacle

16 years of experience
60 reviews
Bacle
16 years of experience
I see no reason to EVER go to the dealer again. We are quite cynical about car repair shops. We feel much differently about YourMechanic.com. Thank you!

Patrick

14 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
I highly recommend Patrick. He's very courteous, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond my expectations!! I can't thank him enough for being available to get my van back on the road!! Any future work I have I will ask for him as long as he's available!! Thank you again!!!

Pardeep

20 years of experience
728 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Very friendly and knowlegeable

Jose

9 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Jose arrived exactly on time and was very quick in analyzing the exact cause of the problem(water pump) which was not my initial request for service(serpentine belt replacement). He made a call for the part to be delivered to him and once it was delivered, he promptly installed it and my vehicle was back up and running in short order. He was very courteous and professional during the entire service. Seriously impressed with his workmanship and knowledge of auto repair.

Robert

31 years of experience
191 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Super friendly, made sure services were needed so I wasn't doing anything unnecessary. Thanks!

Paul

18 years of experience
233 reviews
Paul
18 years of experience
Great


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Oceanside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mercury Mariner $215 $102.53 $111.98 15% $253.03
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 $256 $144.40 $111.98 13% $294.90
2008 GMC Yukon $461 $292.84 $167.97 11% $518.59
2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $578 $297.60 $279.96 14% $673.85
2015 Audi Q3 $786 $441.77 $343.95 13% $904.02
2013 BMW M6 $1147 $906.77 $239.97 6% $1229.27

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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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