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how to change water pump on a Jetta 2001 1.8T

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  john replied 8 years ago.

Hi my name is John.


To drain coolant from radiator remove drain plug-arrow



Remove securing bolts -arrows- and remove the middle cover of the engine compartment noise insulation


  • Remove hex nut, unclip securing clips -arrows- and remove right-hand engine cover of the compartment noise insulation.

Ribbed Belt, Removing (1.8L & 2.0L 4- Cylinder Gasoline Engines With Power Steering Pump And A/C Compressor)

Special tools, testers, measuring instruments and auxiliary items required


To slacken ribbed belt turn tensioning element in direction of arrow


  • Remove upper and center parts of toothed belt guard.
  • Take toothed belt off coolant pump toothed belt sprocket
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    • Unscrew coolant pump securing bolts-1 and remove coolant pump-2-.

    Installation is carried out in the reverse order, when doing this note the following:

    • Moisten new O ring with coolant.
    • Insert coolant pump into cylinder block and tighten securing bolts. Tightening torque: 15 Nm

    Note: The coolant pump plug faces downwards

    Let me know if you need more.

    Please push the accept button when were done.

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    The 1.8T is an interfierence motor and if they remove the belt not
    knowing can bend valves if they turn the crank.

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