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Power steering pump on my 2005 Touareg VR6 froze up and jumped the serpentine belt off. Is there any way to temporarily bypass the power steering pump in order to get the vehicle home without overheating or discharging the electrical system. Please help stuck on the side of the road
 

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My insurance offers up to $200 disabled towing coverage. Call your insurance Co. Unless you can put the belt back on you are not likely to get very far with no water pump or electrical charging.
 

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Getting the belt on is easy if you remember the twists and turns. Earldpearl's problem is the power steering has seized. I tried driving mine without a belt. Apart from running off the battery and overheating, the steering effort is huge at low speed. I was able to drive a few km to the autoshop to look for a new belt but parking was very difficult.
 
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