Where is the water pump located on a 1999 VW Beetle?
if it has the 2.0L it is ran off the timing belt
Follow the large lower radiator hose from where it leaves the radiator to where it connects to the engine. This will be the suction or supply side of the water pump. It is located under the timing belt cover. If you are anywhere near 100k miles, you might as well have the timing belt replaced at the same time as the water pump.