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  • KMD05 Oct 04, 2008

    yeh the water pump didnt collapse. it was just leaking water pretty bad so i changed it, i didnt put the paint marks on the timing belt like i should have. i was going to put a new one on but decided to go with the old one instead. i know i should have put the marks on the belt and thats what is messing me up.

  • situquieres7 Oct 04, 2008

    i had a problem with the water pump and i installed a new ona but now my timing is not right how can i fix this problem

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    After water pump and timing belt install, fluid fill, battery was low, recharged, car will not turn over but radio and lights work. Help!



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Hi did the water pump callapse and cause the car to stop or was it running and you decided to change the the pump and before you took the belt off did you line the timming marks up just let me know and lets see if we can get it going for you yates210456

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  • paul yates Oct 04, 2008

    hi its not so much marking the the timming belt its before you take one off in the future line the timming marks up on the crankshaft and the camshaft anyway its done so what you have to do now is take your belt back off [i never put a old belt back on its not worth it trust me most of my time severed is on engine rebuilds ] but this is up to you . you need to line up the camshaft marks and then the crankshaft marks [top dead centre] take your time once you have done this put your belt back on tension the belt not to tight otherwise you will pull the water pump bearing out once tensioned rotate your engine in the same direction as it would go when you turn the starter over do this by hand do it a complete turn check your marks are still in line if not then do the same again until you are certain they are right if when turning the engine over by hand and it locks up the timming is out just move it back and check again once you are ready to start the engine don,t rev it to hard just let it idle a few minutes then check your timming belt tension now if it still doesn,t start firstly make sure your timming marks are still in line if so take your spark plugs out and do a compression test to make sure there is no bent valves i would think you should be ok though if still having problems just get back best of luck yates210456


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For every time the cam shaft turns over once the ctank shaft turns over twice. Remove the timing belt again and turn the crankshaft exactly once in either direction and then reinstall the timing belt.

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Hello, Here are the steps for removing and reinstalling your water pump.
  1. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  2. Put a drain pan under the radiator and drain the coolant. Drain the coolant out via the drain plug on the radiator.
  3. When drained close the drain plug.
  4. Put another drain pan under the timing belt cover.
  5. Now you need to remove the timing belt cover.
  6. Use a ratchet and remove all the bolts to the time belt cover.
  7. Remove timing belt cover.
  8. When you get the cover off remove the timing belt.
  9. ***NOTE*** due to the time, labor and potential cost of replacing the water pump and the fact that the timing belt is right there it is recommend to put a new timing belt on during the installation process.
  10. Remove the bolts that secure the coolant inlet pipe with a ratchet.
  11. Remove the pipe and gasket.
  12. Remove the belt and idler pulley attached to the water pump. Don't get and coolant or grease on it.
  13. Now you need to remove the mounting bolts from the water pump with a ratchet.
  14. Remove the pump.
  15. Inspect the seating of the gasket real well.
  16. Remove all the crud off it with a lint free rag, I repeat lint free rag.
Now to install the new water pump
  1. Install the new water pump with the new gaskets provided. Never reuse the old gaskets.
  2. Install mounting bolts and torque them at 14-18 foot pounds.
  3. There is a bolt that will connect the alternator bracket to the water pump that needs to be torqued at 23-38 foot-pounds.
  4. Reinstall the idler pulleys and tighten down with your ratchet.
  5. Replace the gasket for the coolant intake pipe with the new gasket.
  6. Now torque the remaining bolts to 14-18 foot pounds.
  7. Slide the [hopefully new] timing belt back.
  8. Reattach the timing covers.
  9. Tighten them bolts with your ratchet.
  10. Use a mix of 50% water and 50% antifreeze and fill up the radiator and overfill.
  11. Squeeze the radiator hoses a few times to get the air out of the hoses.
  12. Hook your battery back up.
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  14. Now top off the coolant level again.
  15. Go for a short drive.
  16. Reinspect for leak.
  17. End of job.
Regards, Tony

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How do you remove the timing belt cover on a 1995 VW Golf.

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Remove battery cable (either power (+) or ground (-)) remove alternator remove A/C remove power steering pump .Remove water pump pulleys remove main shaft pulleys remove timing belt covers remove A/C mounting hardware remove timing belt (don't turn any of the wheels its connected to) replace timing belt adjust belt tension remove water pump face put on new gasket and new part.

Leave pulleys off. replace bottom timing belt cover, replace crank shaft pulley, replace steering pump, replace A/C, put small belt on A/C (hang loose) put large belt around A/C, Main and water pump pulley. put middle size belt on Main water pump and power steering pump reattach bolts for the steering pump pulleys put alternator back on adjust all belts. connect battery

Problem areas:
Main pulley: There are 4 6mm hex head bolts. These must be removed. The main 19mm hex head can be used to turn the engine it the timing belt slips and you have to readjust the timing.

Putting on new belts: This can be a real pain if you get VW belts. The adjustments won't give enough to put the belts over the edge so the easy way is to remove the pulley on the water pump. Then its real easy.

Timing: If you turn the wheels that the timing belt goes on you will have to reset the timing. Mark the timing points with something like whiteout so its easy to see. The timing mark on the toothed gears are small dots. The timing mark for the crankshaft is a small cut on the outer pulley. When its aligned with the intermediate wheel timing mark (there is an arrow on the cover as a hint) should intersect as viewed from the right wheel well. The camshaft timing mark should line up with the top of the engine near the front.

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The best way to do this yourself is to get a HAYNES or other auto manual. This is a complicated procedure and if not performed EXACTLY, timing can thrown off, not to mention the fact that engine damage can occur.
Usually it is just a matter of aligning the timing marks on each cam (double overhead cams) AS WELL AS the crankshaft (bottom pulley) all at the exact marks to make sure the timing is not disturbed. These manuals would be worth their weight in gold to get the exact procedure done correctly. The manuals are only about 20-30 bucks, and contain a boatload of other useful info also.

General outline:
1-Tear down engine sufficiently to access removing the timing belt cover.
2-Remove timing belt cover.
3-Turn engine over slowly and manually (by hand) until you have reached the ALIGNED points described by the MANUAL.
4-Remove the timing belt TENSION ADJUSTER, then the timing belt.(It is CRITICAL that the timing is not disturbed at this point, until the timing belt is installed.

*Do not reinstall the old timing belt, use a NEW one.*

5-You now have access to the water pump/mounting bolts.
6-Replace the water pump.
7-Reinsure the timing marks proper positions as you install the NEW timing belt, taking into account the slack that the tension adjuster you also will install will remove.
8-Recheck your timing mark alignments by turning the engine by hand back and foth some.
9-Reinstall the timing belt cover.
10-Reinstall all the components that you had to tear down to gain access for this job.

If you double checked your timing calculations, and your water pump replacement, everything should be good to go.

It's a little time consuming, you will need a harmonic balacer puller/reinstaller tool, and air tools will knock it out much quicker. Your back might be aching a lil by the time this job is complete.

Reply back if you need more info.

Hope this helps.

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