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  1. Seat Belt Casing (terminology?)

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm currently in search of the two-piece plastic casing that surrounds the seat belt latch, and I can't seem to guess the correct sequence of keywords to find it online... anywhere! Nor can I find the part number. If anyone has ordered one of these parts, please help!
  2. 1.8T Timing Belt Auto-Tensioner Problem

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Just replaced water pump, front engine seals, thermostat, and tensioner pulley, and auto-tensioner. I pulled the pin on the new tensioner, pulled up manually on the tensioner pulley, then tightened the 8MM Hex bolt on the tensioner pulley during reassembly. After completing the repair, took it...
  3. noise after engine turned off

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I was driving my 1999 NB GLS a few times today. The first two times I drove it today, it was fine and nothing out of the ordinary. Then when I got home, I turned off the car and there was still a 'running' noise coming from the engine. My husband asked if the car was turned off and it was...
  4. Alternator dead so soon?? 2004 New Beetle

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    HI all, I adore my 2004 NewBeetle; had it 4 years and 4 months. Lost power steering and AC very suddenly; popped hood & noticed belts were off/loose. Took car to local metric repair shop (I'm 100 miles from VW dealership) and they say alternator is dead and needs to be replaced even after...
  5. timing belt and transmission fluid (automatic)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    #1: my Nb has 117000km now... (72k miles). when should i change the timing belt??? #2: is it necessary to swap the tranny fluid on my automatic transmission??? from what i read here it's quite an undertaking... the transmission still shifts VERy smooth and i have no complaints, the only thing...
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