Mechanics

VW CABRIO

1999 Volkswagen Cabriolet

How do you replace a water pump in a 1999 vw cabriolet?
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Amanda1123
March 30, 2011.



Replacing the pump is a very involved. I strongly recommend getting a repair manual with step by step directions and pictures to help identify parts.

I know this is an old post, but in case someone else is reading this.

- Disconnect battery negative
- Release Serpentine Belt tension, and remove belt from alternator
- Remove alternator and set aside with wiring
- Remove a/c compressor mounting bolts and move compressor forward
against radiator
- Remove water pump belt (tension is adjusted via p/s pump)
- Move spring clamps off of water pump (slide to the side on hoses)
- remove small 10mm nut that holds the timing belt cover to the
water pump and also remove pin
- Remove water pump mounting bolts/nuts
- remove water pump from block while at the same time pulling hoses
off of water pump fittings.

Clean all mating surfaces before mounting new pump.

Thomas

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Exovcds
Mar 11, 2012.