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Suction Pump Replacement
Not a difficult job, but it is a pain in the *ss working in the
rear of the engine bay.
This job took me roughly 20-25 minutes,
mainly because I tried to get it done without really moving the sensor
bracket covering the pump. Stupid. The single use clamps used on the
pump/hoses are a PITA, because you have to cut them off and remove them; I
have some nice little finger cuts from the sharp edges.
At the end
of the process, I'm thinking that it was a useless swap for me because I
could blow through either pump just as easily. So now what? How do we know
when these things get clogged? Should this become a task that's performed
with every oil change? I have two working pumps, so I could just keep
swapping them out.
I'm a little worried about the lower clamp. The
lower clamp was the only brass clamp and I replaced it with a standard
hose clamp. I'm not sure if the extra strength of the brass clamp is
necessary. Otherwise, it's business as usual.
here's the replacement process:
The tools and items you'll
suction pump, part number "058 133 753 B"
3 #6 hose
a 10mm socket
Step 1, remove the beauty cover
2, swing sensor bracket out of the way. 3 10mm bolts, 2 phillips head
screws, one sensor clip.
3, remove single-use clamps (I used a tin snip to cut them away)
4, remove hoses from suction pump
5, place replacement clamps over hoses, install hoses onto new suction
6, tighten clamps
7, reinstall sensors and sensor bracket
8, reinstall beauty cover. Done.