What was the part number for that pump you bought? I'm needing to replace the same pump on the passenger side, and I've been researching to figure out what is the number for that. I believe it's 215813NA0A?av8or wrote:Today I received the waterpump I ordered on E-Bay and installed it. It was a fairly painless install - pump 1 is on passenger fender and is easy to access. I removed as much fluid as I could from the overflow container right above the pump, unscrewed the overflow tank to allow it to move and give me more room, then unscrewed the pump bracket. I was able to pick the pump assembly up so it was the highest point in the system. This allowed for the 2 hoses to be disconnected with very little fluid lost. The hardest part was getting the hose clamps loose enough to swap the hoses to the new pump. Holding them open with vise grip pliers solved it, and made the job pretty quick. It is a similar process to changing out a washing machine pump.
Plugged it all up and tested, can hear the new one humming along and working now, so that is good news. No more error codes!
$480 ?av8or wrote:21581-3NA0A is the part I ordered from E-Bay. Price is crazy for it. I noticed that some VW Jettas have 12v waterpumps too, but they cost about $40. The markup on these simple pumps is insane.
Can't expect a pump to last forever, but it does make me wonder about when to change the coolant if I buy my 2015 lease. Manual states 125,000 miles or 15 years. Opinions?MalcolmReynolds wrote:This is bad news that we are hearing about failures similar to an ICE car. But it is good news you were able to figure out what the problem was and that the fix may be easy enough that normal people with some tools can do the job. Thanks for sharing your experience.