Found this site this evening >> http://www.carbonbrush.com/automotivebrush.htm
Just ordered a pair of L5-5H ($8 but $7.50 for shipping ). I'll post back how they work...
I ended up cutting the factory brush wires at the brush, then wound the wires from the new brushes around the old and soldered em together. We'll see how it holds up over time.
I also wanted to say thanks for the fishing line idea. I was able to get it together on the first try by putting the electrical connector on the brush holder in a vice (gently), having a helper hold the two fishing lines, then setting the motor down on top of it. I think it's easier if the whole mess with the fishing line and brushes stays still so you can keep tension on the lines more easily.
These new brushes work perfectly (after filing for length) so go order yourself a set or two. If this job took more than an hour total I'd be surprised (just remember to take out your airbox so you can get to the pump).
My Aux water pump is making some very strange and fast winding sound after I shut the car off.. It will start about 15-30 seconds after I shut it off and it'll go then stop again go and stop again. This **** is annoying and obnoxiously loud. What I'm asking is, if you may know if I need to change my pump or if it could be too much coolant in the system, too hot or anything? I've been working on my cooling system for the past few weeks (due to limited funds) and I'm trying to get this bad boy up and running again. 1997 GTI VR6
My water pump started to leak badly so I removed it and connected the two hoses it misses the small metal bushing part on the lower portion of the impeller housing also it got a crack in the top part of the impeller housing anyway my question is that I probably wont be able to keep that pump so will it be safe to drive with the hoses connected directly while I am waiting for the part to come (about 2 weeks)??
You guys can go to your local junkyard and find these pumps from pretty much any early 90's mercedes-benz, they are much better quality than vw ones. I paid 11 bucks for mine 3 years ago and still works good as new. The only thing you have to do i splice the wires because the connector is not the same.
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