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Water pump drive belt adjustment?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by NineNails, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. NineNails

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    Sep 18, 2006
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    I had some time yesterday so I had a poke about at the engine of my new 1.8t and whilst doing an oil change I noticed that the very small belt from the power steering pump to the water pump is a little slack but I cant for the life of me see any adjustment for it. As it is at the moment it's ok but I can see it wouldn't take much to stop the water pump turning. Is there any adjustment to be had or is it a case of fitting a new belt?
    Also noticed there is no belt fitted to the air-con so that needs investigating as to why....
    On the upside I cured the misfire/hesitation I was getting at 3000rpm. It was a short piece of vac pipe off the intake manifold to a valve thing on the fuel rail.
  2. Broken Byzan

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    Apr 26, 2004
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    Even with a new belt they are far from tight. As long as the pump is turning freely i wouldn't worry as the belt will still turn it without issue
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    Jan 30, 2008
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    As for the AC, its quite likely the compressor has siezed, and the belt has been removed, or burned thru and snapped.

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