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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Timing Belt Replacement

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, North Babylon, NY, February 19, 2011, 15:44

Just bought a VW Jetta with a 2.0L engine and 69,000 miles.. Does this engine have a timing belt or chain and when does VW RECOMMEND replacement

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    ZeeTech February 19, 2011, 16:06
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    It has a belt and the replacement interval is 105,000 miles.
    I'd get the timing area inspected though, make sure there are no oil and coolant leak.
    Here is the 70,000 mile service:

    70000 MI or 112000 KM
    Inspect:
    Air Bag Systems
    Check the air bag system every 12 months, regardless of mileage. Check function / damage.
    Battery
    Brakes and Traction Control
    Check for damage/leaks, thickness of pads and brake fluid level.
    Shift Interlock, A/T
    Check operation including park/neutral position switch.
    Washer Fluid
    Check fluid level, add if necessary
    Replace:
    Engine Oil
    Oil Filter, Engine
    Rotate Wheels
    Rotate front to rear

    Good luck with your new car!
    Zee

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    Visitor, March 19, 2011, 10:38

    thank you...this is very helpful

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    Visitor, February 22, 2011, 08:37

    The service for a 2003 Jetta timing belt is every 80k miles.

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    ZeeTech, February 22, 2011, 09:09
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    The info from VW:

    Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan L4-2.0L (AVH)
    Level Maintenance
    Service Intervals : 105000 MI or 168000 KM
    Replace:
    Engine Oil
    Oil Filter, Engine
    Timing Belt
    Timing Belt Tensioner

    Zee

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    STACKS AUTO (see my shops), May 31, 2011, 13:37
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    85-105k timing belt needs to be replaced,give us a call we can give a free estimate

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