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My daughter has a 2005 beetle GLS 2.0L gas engine. She has had it for about eight months. She bought it with 65,000 original miles.

I plan on doing a coolant flush and a thermostat change. I watched a video on how to access the thermostat.

Is the water pump accessible? Or is it part of any timing belt assembly? I know that everything is very compact on these engines.

Thanks for any helpful advice!
 

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The waterpump, is driven by the timing belt; depending on the last time, the timing belt and waterpump was changed, it might be a good idea to do the whole thing, on a 15 year old VW.

Timing belt and waterpump kits; are sold online with quality oem parts, from places like blauparts.com or fcpeuro.com (lifetime warranty on all parts they sell).

Here are some service manual links; that maybe helpful:

thermostat:


waterpump:


timing belt:

 

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Don’t be tempted by the cheap chinese junk kits/parts on eBay or amazon or you’ll be looking for a new engine.
 
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