any more good ideas on getting timing belt back on my 02 vw Jetta-ive tried all your ideas-no luck,got to be a way to get this belt back on-im tired and thinking about scraping this piece of---need he

Asked by May 09, 2013 at 05:46 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there a simple way to get this timing belt back on? someone has got to have a good
solution to get this belt back on????? ty

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you noted the locking properties (pre-loading) the tensioner? you got that procedure down? you can use a needlenose or buy their special tool, you saw the way the tensioner was pre-loaded with a penny-nail or pin punch...have you had any success with trying to pre-load the tensioner? Have it towed over to "mike's" wherever your local lifetime family mechanic is to do the job for $85/hr can't charge you but $300 plus tow~


Is the belt the correct size?

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