2004 vw beatle water pump replacememt procedure
Consult a Chiltons or Haynes manual, as they provide explicit instructions on this procedure with photos. If you don't want to pay for one, a lot of libraries have them.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7lbkid5gA --- this will give you the basics. Not that great a video tho
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqu4QQLO0vk --- here is another one
Might want to consider doing the timing belt at the same time.
http://youtu.be/srf6jh-IvYw -- and another one
anything attatched to the timeing system whe nyou pull the pump from the car is best to be replaced at the same time you do the pump*aka the thermostate, All the pulleys and wheels, Bolts, and tensiononor.* the cam and crank gears can be left stock they don't commanly go bad but replace the belt at the same time as well. if you have a 1.8 or 2.0L engine should run you about 500$ in parts to do it yourself or 1000$ at a vw certified mechanic.
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