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1999 Passat Pulley Problems

I had a clacking sound going on under the hood. Driving home the other day it stopped clacking.....I fixed it! I thought the belt broke. Got home and popped the hood. This is what I found:
This is what it should normally look like.
This is what I saw.
I guess the ring wore out.
What is this housing that it goes into?

If you have any information about any possible solutions to this I would appreciate it.


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  • streak27 Jul 07, 2008

    In another diagram, it shows the water pump near the bottom left of the engine if your facing the engine. I have seen the replacement pumps and the are a different shape. Thanks anyway.




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It looks like this could be the water pump pulley which has come away, in which case, the housing to which you refer would be the water pump itself.

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