2002 Volkswagen EuroVan Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
The 2002 with the 2.8L 6 Cylinder has a timing chain. -
Comment 1
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? -
Comment 2
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? -
Comment 3
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. -
Comment 4
dgriston, what was the outcome with you eurovan? Did you have a blown head gasket or something else? -