i was going down the road and my car shut off. we discovered it was the timing belt cause some of the ribs were stripped off. being that the belt is striped the timing belt pulleys dont move together. can you still time it? How?
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Timing Belt
Answer #1hemicuda May 27, 2010, 11:25Master
Once the teeth on the belt has stripped the only way to fix is to replace the timing belt and you can get a estimate here http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=1333 and locate a shop here http://repairpal.com/directory?address=16023&car_brand_names=Volkswagen and this is an interference engine and you might have possible valve and piston damage
ReplyVisitor, May 27, 2010, 12:08
well we are planning on doing it ourselves. we got to the belt we just dont wnat to take it off till we know what we have to do to time it.
Answer #2Valleyautotech May 27, 2010, 12:51Master
You can get a complete repair guide here http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
Answer #3Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, May 27, 2010, 13:07Master
The timing of the crankshaft and camshaft are already off, so don't worry about it. Getting them into time before replacing the belt is the tricky part. Like the previous person mentioned, get a repair manual and it will have pictures that show you how to line the pulleys up properly.
ReplyVisitor, May 27, 2010, 17:29
alright. thanks guys.