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Water pump change , removing belt gear covering pump

I was changing the pump on a 94 base golf and the gear over the pully was bent when trying to pry and remove, where can i find another and how do i properly remove and install the gear with engine still in? its not the cam gear or the crank sprocket its the one covering the pump you must remove. any help?

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  • erik mcdonald
    erik mcdonald Sep 04, 2008

    wow, really!!!??? did you even read the question man, holly **** lol, of corse you take the wheel off to impact off the gear screw, but then the gear is imposible to take off after the bolt is out of it,, please read full question before making comments

  • erik mcdonald
    erik mcdonald Sep 04, 2008

    why would i respect someone that wastes my time trying to get a good rating on a website thats never helped me, i know how to change the pump, the mounts are loosened to get off the bolt, but the sprocket just will not come off and its busted, the main question was where can i buy another sprocket, thanks for trying though, take care

  • paul erickson
    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    did you find a new one if not let me know i can help



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You have to remove the right side tire this will give you access to the pump through the wheel well

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 04, 2008

    well if your such an einstein you figure it out then, but gees do yah think you loosen the motor mount off the carriage so you can jack the motor up enough so the pully clears the inner fender well. how about being a little respectful aye!!!!!

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