still cant get timing belt back on 02 vw jetta-cant get enough slack in my tensioner bearing assy-help

Asked by May 07, 2013 at 04:17 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i still cant get my timing belt on my 02 vw jetta-my tensioner bearing assy wont give me
enough slack to put timing belt back on-its driving me crazy-Help

6 Answers

put a little soap in a spray bottle and spray the areas that are grabbin'-

take it a millimeter at a time---you'll work it on.

Don't strain your neck or get stressed out...it isn't goin' anywhere soon~

Don't expect it to stretch diagonally, this is why you must work it on a millimeter at a time~

use a small piece of wood to "slap" it into position~

Doesn't this one have a pre-loaded tensioner? you must push it in, then there's a pin to hold it back untlil you are ready to tension it then release the pin and the torsional spring will assume the role of tensioning the thing.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how do i get my timing belt back on my 02 vw jetta-tight belt 3 answers

    cant get timing belt back on-what do i need to do

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 04 vw jetta 1.8 turbo 2 answers

    I have a 04 1.8t vw jetta. I love this car. It's manual transmission and back in may I broke the timing belt and bent five valves due to it. $1200 later New belt valves water pump and tensioner I'...

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Need help with vw jetta 1 answer

    Just need a little help with my 05 jetta 2.0 liter. Car start up then after a while just shut off with no Power steering Then try and starts back up again. Stalls out like 6 times yesterday. Replac...

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0l

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004-2005 VW Jetta 2.0 GLS 23 answers

    Accidently deleted my question... I have the early model 2005 VW Jetta 2.0 GLS and whenever the car is cold it will not start on the first try. I bought the car in November 2016 and it always star...

    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to make belt tension adjustment? 2 answers

    I think my overheating problem on my beetle is caused from the belt slipping the pulleys. After a 25 minute drive home from work my generator light comes on at a red stop light, then stalls and I cant...

    1969 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 40,941 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,210
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,720
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
266 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995
Used Volkswagen GTI
69 Great Deals out of 6,965 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,286 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Corolla
783 Great Deals out of 73,832 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
977 Great Deals out of 31,730 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,006 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Audi A4
228 Great Deals out of 10,877 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Altima
1,034 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Beetle
166 Great Deals out of 9,557 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
543 Great Deals out of 57,172 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 24,647 listings starting at $10,867
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 2,180 listings starting at $9,825
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 2,985 listings starting at $7,250
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 4,125 listings starting at $4,999
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,568 listings starting at $4,994

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.