Q: I have a jetta with auto 2.5 and having trouble removing the brake system vacuum on 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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I am hoping someone can assist me.I am trying to remove the brake system vacuum pump and it is now working out so well.
the transmission gear selector stud is in the way and the only thing that I can think of doing is to remove the coolant pipe that runs on top of it and squeeze it out..not sure it this will work or not so I am praying that someone has run into this before and can help. in order to remove the coolant pipe I would first need to remove the intake to enable me to remove the pipe..

Please help.I am a former Toyota Tech but i have no good manual for this thing..I looked in a haynes book and it showed a very simple removal but this is not so!!

Please HELP
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Do you mean the brake booster? That thing behind the master cylinder? Why do you think it needs to be replaced? You may find a video on youtube that will help. Being a "former tech" it should obvious what needs to be done to remove this part. Make sure it needs to be done!
Hi Pushrod,

thanks for writing! I am talking about the brake system vacuum pump not the booster that is on the firewall
this pump is actually located approximately where the distributor would be if it had one.
this needs to be replaced and it is leaking pretty bad! again any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

hi Pushrod,

the vehicle is a 06 jetta with a 2.5 liter gasoline engine and has an automatic transmission.
again any help will be greatly appreciated!
Volkswagen........doesn't that translate to "we designed this just to piss people with common sense off"?............or something like that. Best of luck to you!
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