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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan Question: does my 2002 eurovan have a timing belt or motordriven chain?

 

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Dgriston, 2.8L V6, Bend, OR, November 09, 2009, 13:29
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I have had mixed replies.
thee mechanics have told me that my broken waterpump could have damaged my timing chain and could need replacement, and or dont have a chain, but just belt and would need replacing due to broken water pump.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 09, 2009, 14:02
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    The 2002 with the 2.8L 6 Cylinder has a timing chain.

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    Dgriston, November 09, 2009, 14:53
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    great.. that narrows it down.. now, would the water pump be located on the serpentine belt and would that effect the timing if water pump broke?

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    Bret Bodas, November 10, 2009, 08:43
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    The water pump is driven off the belt, and I can't see how it would effect the chain or the timing. Cars are weird and I try not to say "always" or "never" because it can bite you in the butt, so I would have to see the vehicle to know for sure, but it doesn't seem likely.
    What is wrong with the water pump? Does the engine run?

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    Dgriston, November 14, 2009, 12:06
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    well, I just replaced the water pump... quite simple actually, however, the engine still wont start up... it cranks over, but feels and sounds as if it doesn't get fire. is there a trip switch involved when a VW engine overheats? can't tell if the engine primes.

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    endo, February 18, 2012, 17:25
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    dgriston, what was the outcome with you eurovan? Did you have a blown head gasket or something else?

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