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.

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