Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Volkswagen GTI

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: 149,000 (111,000–187,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.8L VR6
10 model years affected: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
11 people reported this problem
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