Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Audi A4 Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 106,875 (42,500–170,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
12 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
16 people reported this problem
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Failed water pump. Replaced it, thermostat and timing belt kit.