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Changed water pump 2 times in 2 months. Temperature gauge fluctuates while driving but never overheats. What is the problem?

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Have you checked or replaced the water temp sensor ? Also check the connection to the sensor for rust or corrosion

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Your Cabrio has one of several 2.0L Volkswagen engines - determine your engine type from the
8th digit of your VIN, which will be either an "A", or "C",both are 2.0L engines.

Volkswagen 2.0L engines offered in 2001:
(a) 2.0L (Aba) Engine
(b) 2.0L (Aeg/Avh/Azg/Bdc/Bev/Bgd) Engine
(c) 2.0L (Aeg/Avh/Azg/Bdf) Engine

For completeness, I've included the water pump maintenance manual entries for all (3) 2.0L VW
engines offered in 2001. Note that the instructions below include (3) illustrations, which are
reproduced faithfully from the manual, but the last (2) illustrations are identical, since the last two
engines in the list above are virtually identical.

Volkswagen 2001 engines - water pump replacement

2.0L (Aba) Engine

Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

Remove or disconnect:

1. Coolant

2. Thermostat housing from under the water pump housing.


Loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the pulley to the water pump.

Remove or disconnect:

Timing belt cover.

Alternator and/or steering pump as required to remove the water pump drive belt.

Water pump pulley. On some vehicles, the crankshaft pulley must also be removed by removing the bolts holding the pulley to the timing belt sprocket.

Water pump from its housing.


To install:


Be sure to clean the housing before installing the new gasket. Install the pump into the housing. Pump-to-housing bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).

Install the water pump drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Install crankshaft drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

Adjust drive belt tension and install the thermostat and housing. Bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).



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Fig. Water pump and thermostat housing-2.0L (ABA) engine

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

2. Remove or disconnect:

Coolant

Thermostat housing from under the water pump housing.



3. Loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the pulley to the water pump.

4. Remove or disconnect:

Timing belt cover.

Alternator and/or steering pump as required to remove the water pump drive belt.

Water pump pulley. On some vehicles, the crankshaft pulley must also be removed by removing the bolts holding the pulley to the timing belt sprocket.

Water pump from its housing. Refer to figure of ABA engine's water pump above.

To install:

1. Be sure to clean the housing before installing the new gasket. Install the pump into the housing. Pump-to-housing bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).

2. Install the water pump drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Install crankshaft drive pulley. Bolts: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

3. Adjust drive belt tension and install the thermostat and housing. Bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).



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1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

2. Remove or disconnect:

Negative battery cable.

Coolant.

Accessory drive belt and tensioner.

Upper and center timing belt covers.



3. Position the engine so that the No. 1 cylinder is at TDC.
WARNING
Cover the timing belt to protect it from being contaminated with coolant.


4. Loosen the timing belt tension and slide the belt off the water pump sprocket.

5. Remove or disconnect:

Timing belt guard (2) mounting bolt (1), if equipped.

Water pump mounting bolts (5), then the water pump (4).

O-ring (3) and clean the seating area.


To install:



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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine

1. Install or connect:

O-ring, moistened with coolant.

Water pump so that the plug in the housing faces downward. Mounting bolts: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).

Timing belt guard, if equipped. Mounting bolt: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

Timing belt.

Upper and center timing belt covers.

Accessory drive belt tensioner. Mounting bolt: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

Accessory drive belt.

Coolant.

Negative battery cable.



2. Check and clear any DTCs, then match the ECM to the TCM.


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1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

2. Remove or disconnect:
1. Negative battery cable.

2. Coolant.

3. Accessory drive belt and tensioner.

4. Upper and center timing belt covers.


3. Position the engine so that the No. 1 cylinder is at TDC.

WARNING
Cover the timing belt to protect it from being contaminated with coolant.

Loosen the timing belt tension and slide the belt off the water pump sprocket.

Remove or disconnect:

1. Timing belt guard (2) mounting bolt (1).

2. Water pump mounting bolts (5), then the water pump (4).

3. O-ring (3) and clean the seating area.


To install:



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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine


Install or connect:

1. O-ring, moistened with coolant.

2. Water pump so that the plug in the housing faces downward. Mounting bolts: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).

3. Timing belt guard. Mounting bolt: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

4. Timing belt.

5. Upper and center timing belt covers.

6. Accessory drive belt tensioner. Mounting bolt: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

7. Accessory drive belt.

8. Coolant.

9. Negative battery cable.


Check and clear any DTCs, then match the ECM to the TCM.

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