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How to replace VW Jetta 2.0L water pump?

The water pump is operated by the timing belt, the timing belt needs to be loosened to completely remove the water pump. If you do not have experience with timing belt removals, this procedure may be difficult to accomplish because incorrect re installation of the timing belt can cause engine damage. Book time for this job is 2.8 hours.

Water Pump:

Removing 

Note:

  • Always replace seals and gaskets.
  • The lower section of the toothed belt guard need not be removed.
  • The toothed belt should be left in position on the crankshaft sprocket.
  • Cover the toothed belt with a cloth to protect it from coolant before removing the coolant pump.
  • Drain coolant.
  • Remove poly V-belt.
  • Remove tensioning element for poly V-belt.
  • Remove upper and center sections of toothed belt guard.
  • Take toothed belt off coolant pump toothed belt sprocket.

graphic

  • Unscrew securing bolt -1- for rear toothed belt guard -2-.
  • Unscrew securing bolts -6- for coolant pump and remove coolant pump -5 -

Installing 
Installation is performed in the reverse sequence. Note the following:

graphic

  • Moisten new O-ring -4- with coolant.
  • Install coolant pump -5-. Installed position: Coolant pump sealing plug faces down.
  • Tighten securing bolts -6-. Tightening torque: 15 Nm
  • Tighten securing bolt -1- for rear toothed belt guard -2- on cylinder head (place washer -3- underneath). Tightening torque: 20 Nm
  • Install toothed belt and adjust timing.
  • Install poly V-belt tensioning element. Tightening torque: 25 Nm
  • Install poly V-belt.
  • Fill with coolant.
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How to replace a VW Jetta 2.0L water pump?

Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  RIP replied 9 years ago.

The water pump is operated by the timing belt, the timing belt needs to be loosened to completely remove the water pump. If you do not have experience with timing belt removals, this procedure may be difficult to accomplish because incorrect re installation of the timing belt can cause engine damage. Book time for this job is 2.8 hours.

Water Pump:

Removing

Note:

  • Always replace seals and gaskets.
  • The lower section of the toothed belt guard need not be removed.
  • The toothed belt should be left in position on the crankshaft sprocket.
  • Cover the toothed belt with a cloth to protect it from coolant before removing the coolant pump.
  • Drain coolant.
  • Remove poly V-belt.
  • Remove tensioning element for poly V-belt.
  • Remove upper and center sections of toothed belt guard.
  • Take toothed belt off coolant pump toothed belt sprocket.

graphic

  • Unscrew securing bolt -1- for rear toothed belt guard -2-.
  • Unscrew securing bolts -6- for coolant pump and remove coolant pump -5 -

Installing
Installation is performed in the reverse sequence. Note the following:

graphic

  • Moisten new O-ring -4- with coolant.
  • Install coolant pump -5-. Installed position: Coolant pump sealing plug faces down.
  • Tighten securing bolts -6-. Tightening torque: 15 Nm
  • Tighten securing bolt -1- for rear toothed belt guard -2- on cylinder head (place washer -3- underneath). Tightening torque: 20 Nm
  • Install toothed belt and adjust timing.
  • Install poly V-belt tensioning element. Tightening torque: 25 Nm
  • Install poly V-belt.
  • Fill with coolant.

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