Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
It would be smart to do the water pump while you are in there, but are you sure that stuff has to be done? A 2000 model seems a little new to have to do that stuff to. All there is to check while your in there is the timing gear teeth. You could check your cam lobs by pulling the cam out but that would be pretty extensive work and usually isn't necessary. Another serpentine belt would be wise since you'll already have it off. When you put it back together, make sure you let the sealant dry pretty well before driving it or you'll end up redoing all of it.
Posted on Sep 09, 2010
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Use a screwdriver to unscrew the clamp that connects the negative battery cable to the battery post. Remove the cable. Jack up the car using an automotive jack.
Set a large container underneath the radiator at the drain hole to catch the discharged coolant. Open the cap on top of the radiator and unplug the drain plug underneath the radiator.
Remove the components that lead to the water pump using an adjustable wrench. In order, these include the upper and lower engine covers, the accessory drive belt and its tensioner and the upper and center timing belt covers.
Free up the timing belt by turning the engine so that the number one cylinder is at the TDC mark. Loosen the timing belt tensioner enough to ease the belt from the sprocket. Remove the timing belt mounting bolts.
Unbolt the water pump retaining bolts and then the water pump. Remove the o-ring and discard it. Clean the mounting surface.
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