[Vwdiesel] Water pump removal

Kenneth E. Oldrid koldrid at uvm.edu
Sat Oct 25 08:27:49 EDT 2003

I replaced the water pump on my 86 golf 1.6 n/a. No power steering, but similar
I'm sure. I got the outer half of the water pump rebuilt from the parts shop
for like $25. The housing it bolts into stays on the engine. I had a similar
bracket in my way. What I did was remove the timing belt, along with the water
pump and crankshaft pulleys. Then I had access to all those bolts holding the 2
halves together. Of course, I installed anew timing belt. I tried putting the
belt on without timing it. It ended up being a tooth off. It was fairly
obvious, knowing the sound of my engine.
Hope this helps. Feel free to ask me more question if you chose this route.


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> I am attempting to remove the water pump on a 1985 Jetta D (non-turbo) with
> power steering, but no A/C.  There is a bracket that holds the power steering
> pump that must be removed to get the water pump off.  Unfortunately, the only
> way to remove this bracket, it appears, is to remove the injection pump.  The
> Bentley is not very enlightening on this topic.  Am I right?  From what I
> see, there is no way to get an air ratchet or even a wrench onto these bolts
> without removing the pump.
> Tyson K. Cragg
> 1985 Jetta Diesel
> 1996 Passat TDI Wagon
> 2002 Cabrio GLX
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