Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Oceanside.

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5/5

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Kevin

21 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
21 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!

Duane

23 years of experience
363 reviews
Duane
23 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!

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
did a good job
Allen is an amazing, knowledgeable and professional mechanic!!

Brandon

16 years of experience
268 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
On time, courteous, knowledgeable, Brandon was great!
Brandon did a great job. He showed me his scope of work explaining the car problems in detail. He is also very personable and professional. I was also impressed that van is fully-equipped and so organized. He's definitely in the right line of work.

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 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!

Dan

37 years of experience
715 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
Great experience highly recommend him.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
347 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
On time. Knowledgeable. Job done well

Edmar

20 years of experience
131 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Very professional.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Great guy. Answered all my questions...love that they tell you everything else thats wrong with your car after fixing the problem they came to fix! At first i was skeptical because i never heard of this company, glad i trusted it!


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
2006 GMC Savana 3500 $925 $260.88 $663.91 19% $1153.13
2004 Mazda Miata $392 $111.59 $279.96 19% $487.84
2005 Suzuki Verona $568 $455.96 $111.98 6% $606.46
2004 Acura TSX $314 $169.96 $143.98 13% $363.46
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $350 $182.45 $167.97 14% $408.20
2014 Jaguar XF $260 $99.53 $159.98 17% $314.53

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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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