Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Oil Pump

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REMOVAL



4-Cylinder Engines
  1. Remove the oil pan.
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  3. Remove the two mounting bolts that hold the pump to the block. Note that one bolt is longer than the other.
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  5. Pull the oil pump down and out of the engine.
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5-Cylinder Engines
  1. Remove the timing belt cover and remove the timing belt.
  2.  
  3. Remove the drive belt sprocket from the crankshaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove the oil dip stick and drain the engine oil.
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  7. Remove the oil pan.
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  9. Remove the oil pickup tube bolts and the tube.
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  11. Remove the oil pump to engine bolts and the oil pump.
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INSPECTION



4-Cylinder Engines

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. With the oil pump on the bench and the bottom cover removed, insert a feeler gauge between the gear teeth. A new pump will have 0.002 inch (0.05mm) clearance, the wear limit is 0.008 inches (0.20mm).
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