It is wearing out. Have replaced twice in the last 12 months. It is a ribbed belt. But the water pump pulley is flat. This pulley doesn’t run on the back of the belt. This I think is the problem. But this might be the correct set up for the belt. Also have checked all pulleys if running true. All ok. Has anyone come across problems similar???
The alternator/water pump belt problems on 1993 Volkswagen Golf
by Biloela in Tacoma, WA on November 04, 2012
ANSWER by ziptie12 on November 05, 2012
1 option maybe to go to VW dealer for correct belt & routing diagram?
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 ...