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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Timing not right?

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Pocono Lake, PA, July 19, 2010, 12:16

I just had the timing belt and water pump replaced. The mechanic suggested that I might need to replace the coil and wires as well because of rouch idle. The car did not idle rough before the repair and now there is also a ticking noise like the car is out of oil. (oil changed at same time as belt and pump)
Is the timing off or did something else happen when the belt broke?

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    October 16, 2010, 09:33
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    THATS BULL SHIT ...HE NEEDS TO LOOK AT THE TIMING BELT GEAR MARKERS AGAIN....IT IS VERY EASY FOR EVEN A PRO TO BUMP THE GEARS BY ACCIDENT INSTALLING A BELT ...ONE TOOTH OFF AND YOU HAVE A TIMING PROBLEM...YOU NEED TO START THE CAR WITH THE TIMING COVERS OFF TO BE SURE YOU ALIGNED EVERYTHING CORRECTLY...IT CAN BE TRIAL AND ERROR.. BUT SOME OF THESE CLOWNS DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR PATIENCE TO DO THE JOB CORRECTLY THE FIRST TIME!...AND THEY SACK YOU WITH MORE EXPENSE AND AGGRIVATION!

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    SaraSalazar, April 26, 2013, 10:46
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    I have almost the same issue, we replaced the water pump and thermostat, but now the car will not start what could be wrong, we aligned everything, before we did all the car was fine one day they over heated the next. Don't know what else to do?

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    SaraSalazar, April 26, 2013, 10:58
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    I have a 1994 vw jetta 2.0l, we had bought it a few days ago and when we brought it back the vehicle was fine did not over heat and had a lot of power, ran better then my vehicle, however the next day the car over heated so we replaced the water pump and the thermostat, and now it will not even start but will turn over, What could be wrong with it now is there something else we have to do, we even got a manuel for it but its still not helping.

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