Water Pump Replacement at your home or office in Orinda.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,877

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Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was absolutely phenomenal! He showed up early and stayed until the job was done even though it was more complicated. Amazing! Thank you so much!
Very pleased with Robert & Your mechanic. Robert is a good person. Easy to talk to and he's very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him working on your vehicle. I'm having him come back next week to check my wife's car.

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
First time user and it was great experience. I highly recommend Tyler. Very knowledgeable, courteous and on time. He is a wealth of knowledge.
Great job! Very professional and great customer service!!

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was courteous, professional and kind. He kept me up to date on his progress to arrive and at every step of the way on my repair. He found a couple things wrong I never would have seen if I tried to do the repair myself. Will not only use the service again but will be requesting Shaun do the repairs
Very nice and helpful and went out of his way to accommodate.

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
After diagnosing several issues, Vladimir skillfully replaced the following on my BMW: valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gaskets, a/c belt, and water pump/thermostat. He pursues all tasks with relentless determination, carefully and calmly working through challenges in order to complete the job. I highly recommend him for your BMW servicing.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris, arrived on time and had the water pump installed quickly. He also informs me , on other things , that might need to be watched.. He is a very good mechanic and I would recommend him. Thank you Chris.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable.

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Joseph did a great job!!

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Frank was on time and very professional.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Punctual & fast

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore to the rescue again!!!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Orinda?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Jeep Patriot $264 $120.01 $143.98 15% $313.51
2007 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2004 GMC Yukon $348 $203.56 $143.98 12% $397.06
2007 Lexus LX470 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2011 BMW 750i xDrive $549 $308.70 $239.97 13% $631.20
2013 Porsche Panamera $666 $426.07 $239.97 11% $748.57

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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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