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Volkswagen Golf TDI Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt

Volkswagen Golf TDI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

Engine Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo


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.

  • , , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, 100,000 mi

    Water pump failed on 2002 VW Golf TDI, causing timing shear and bent valves. Catastrophic engine failure.

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