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Volkswagen Tech Tip: Coolant Pump Replacement Due To Coolant Staining

Coolant staining around the coolant pump area may cause an incorrect diagnosis and unnecessary replacement of coolant pump. Upon inspection, a small coolant spot or coolant staining is acceptable around the coolant pump.

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Models:
2005-’13 with the 2.5 BRP, BPS, BGQ, CBTA and CBUA engines

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Condition:
Coolant staining around the coolant pump area may cause an incorrect diagnosis and unnecessary replacement of coolant pump. Upon inspection, a small coolant spot or coolant staining is acceptable around the coolant pump.

If you suspect a coolant leak is present, the following replacement criteria needs to be met before you replace the pump:
• The vehicle arrives with a visible coolant leak.
• The vehicle arrives with coolant light ON.
• The vehicle arrives with the temperature warning at its highest level.
• Pressure drops in the coolant pump during a pressure test.

Courtesy of Mitchell 1.

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