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Water Pump on a 97 A3?????

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Add7, Sep 1, 2004.

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    Does anyone know how easy it is to change your own water pump on a 97 A3?

    think it might be going, so was thinking of changing it?

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    Basically the same as replacing the cambelt, since it's got to come off to allow you to change the
    water pump. Check out harry the cake HTC excellent write up at

    http://www.audi-sport.net/ubbthreads/download.php?Number=50378

    Since you've got to go all that way, might aswell replace belt and tensioner+pulley at same time. Job is not easy though...for the semi experienced with the right tools i would think 4-6 hours...there's is little space to work in! At the stealers - quotes range between £330 (v. cheap) to £500ish. If DIY , you're looking at parts prices with VAT coming to £120ish

    Cambelt £12-20
    Tensioner £35
    Tensioner pulley £19
    Water Pump £26
    Coolant £5
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    Hope this helps...keep us informed if you have it done for you as to how much it costs
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    ok will do...but it sounds like i wont be able to do this.

    i was hoping that woulndt be the case! doh

    cheers though
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    to change teh water pump you do not need to remove the whole belt but it is easier with the car on a ramp!!!!!!
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    cheers
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