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R170 front vacuum pump replacement instructions

Dealership sighted need for "front vacuum pump" replacement in service evaluation $550. Need instruction guidance for DIY replacement.
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The dealer breakdown of recommended repairs only stated Front Vacuum Pump" without reference to which system. Breaks are working fine. Windshield washer fluid system is failing, so maybe it is a reference to wiper fluid pump. I'm just trying to ID all vacuum pumps in the engine compartment.
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I'm sure you payed the dealer for something or other. Make them tell you which pump needs to be replaced. Ask them for a part number. Why should they be able to hold information fir ransom? Who do they think they are, MERCEDES BENZ??
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The dealer breakdown of recommended repairs only stated Front Vacuum Pump" without reference to which system. Breaks are working fine. Windshield washer fluid system is failing, so maybe it is a reference to wiper fluid pump. I'm just trying to ID all vacuum pumps in the engine compartment.
Be careful - if it's the washer system there will be two pumps if you have headlight washers. - make sure you ask. I'm not sure these are your pumps though. Neither of these are vacuum pumps.

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