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  1. Know a private VW mechanic around N.E. Tennessee??

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi! My young cousin bought my 2002 New Beetle Turbo 1.8 L (Snap Orange beautiful she & I love) one year ago and now it's broken down in Fall Branch, Tenn. She is also close to Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol. A local mechanic diagnosed a broken water pump and timing belt. The beetle has...
  2. 2003 Beetle 2.0 timing belt tensioner problem

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently changed my timing belt but ran into a hiccup. I couldn’t torque down my tensioner pulley. It just reaches a point where i could turn the nut either way and it didn’t get tighter or looser. I presume something is threaded. I have a few questions around this. So far my timing belt hasn’t...
  3. Broken timing belt – I need advice

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    hi – I am a brand-new member and looking for some advice. My wife has a 2003 turbo beetle and this morning on her way to work the timing belt apparently broke. According to my local VW dealer they feel that the best course of action is to install a new belt with all of the appropriate pulleys...
  4. Damage to pistons....Options?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Timing belt stripped out around crankshaft pulley on highway. Pulled the head and it looks like several bent valves. In addition...The piston heads look pretty banged up.....Any suggestions on how to tackle this? Thank YOU!
  5. 1999 Beetle TDi Timing Belt Video

    1.9 Liter TDI
    Hello did the search on this one and didn't find a video. On youtube I am finding all kinds of Jetta TDi video's but after starting this one there are several differances. The injector pump pully is different on mine (1999 TDi Beetle), there are a lot more things in the way, and the valve cover...
  6. Timing Belt Help

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Just replaced the timing belt in my 2000 1.8l beetle. Replaced at the stuff that came in the kit, checked TDC three to four times, now it runs like garbage. I got fault codes for misfires on four cylinders. Is it possible the belt is off one or more teeth. Is it possible to re-adjust the belt...
  7. Special tools for any New Beetle Mechanic

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So still being a New Beetle Noob but one that wants to keep his bug in tip-top shape, I was wondering what are some special tools that are good to keep on hand. I know there are a lot of torx and hex hardware on these machines and the rear brake calipers require a retraction tool for the...
  8. Timing belt help

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello, I have a 98 2.0 5spd with nearly 200k. After reading horror stories about timing belt failures I decided to replace the belt/tensioner/water pump before it breaks. It was a pain to change, but I put it all back together and it runs great. However, after seeing it all disassembled, it...
  9. Newbie here! Advice on routine maintenance 2002 GLS 2.0 auto

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello. Im new here but have already found this site to have some great info. I purchased my daughter her first car which s a 2002 Beetle GLS 2.0 Gas model with 95K. Seems to run good and I have to admit, my wife and I are both hooked and love driving it as well. There was no records of any...
  10. Oil Pump Replacement Question

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I am needing to replace the Oil Pump in my beetle. I have checked two different repair manuals and both say to first remove the timing belt. Does anybody know why this is a necessary first step? Thanks!
  11. 2003 2.0 TurboTiming Belt / Head HELP

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2003 1.8T Timing Belt Broke Head Removal Help 2003 1.8T Engine Hi all I need help as follows: I had just tuned up the bug for the wife, but had not done the timing belt yet at about 109K. While at home we were going to go drive it to town and when she cranked it up it started then died and it...
  12. Starter Whirring Wont start...

    New Member Forum
    Hi… this issue has probably been covered somewhere in the forums but i couldnt find it… i have a 2001 beetle that whirrs when i turn the key but the engine doesnt turn over… the timing belt is in tact and when i pulled the airbox i can see that the flywheel is turning… the plugs all look fine…...
  13. Age-not-mileage related required maintenance?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2003 New Beetle GLS 1.8T with only 20,000 miles. It is 8-1/2 years old. Since I have such low mileage, I am interested in knowing if anyone can tell me where I can find a list of age-related maintenance for my car that is required regardless of mileage, assuming I follow the regular...
  14. timing belt issue

    2.0 Liter Gas
    So i recently decided that i was going to fix the timing belt on my beetle myself to save some dollars. Things were going smoothly until after i got the covers off and i could actually see my whole timing belt. ive been looking online and its been saying at most of them that you shouldnt...
  15. Looking for some how-to's (Spark Plugs, Timing Belt, and Water Pump )

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Been searching around for a while, and cannot find how-to's on the Spark Plugs, Timing Belt, and Water Pump. Have an over heating situation where the engine is not seized. Probable issues: Timing Belt, Water Pump, Head Gasket. Will document the process and findings to update all about issues...
  16. Best Timing Belt Install Method?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Long time reader here (this place has saved me a ton, THANK YOU ALL!) and currently in a pickle. I decided after careful reading of all three of these posts: VWVortex.com - DIY: Transverse Timing Belt, water pump, thermostat... VWVortex.com - Ultimate Timing Belt DIY! Timing Belt replacement...
  17. Broke my 2.0 interference motor?

    New Member Forum
    HELP!The serv. advisor at a local VW dealer told me our '99 Beetle, 2.0, was not an interference motor. I didn't have the $745 he quoted me for the timing belt job, so I asked could I just drive it until it breaks and then have it towed there and he said yes. At 125,000 miles, I think the timing...
  18. Should I change timing belt/pump?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello all, My 2000 New Beetle GL 2.0 has ~176,000 miles on it and to my knowledge the timing belt was never replaced. I'm 16 with only shop experience on electric vehicles plus simple stuff like headlight changes and such. First of all, is changing the belt even worth it at 170,000 miles...
  19. timing belt alignment on pulleys

    2.0 Liter Gas
    After replacing the timing belt, water pump, I discovered that the belt was too tight. Removed the top cover and readjusted the belt.. That seems good now. Issue: the belt seems to be running on the outside edge of the pulleys, like not centered... I adjusted the belt tension, and moved the...
  20. Quick motor mount question -- need help!

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi folks, I'm trying to change the timing belt on a '03 2.0 with the AVH motor. It looks like I should only need to remove the piece of the motor mount that attaches to the chassis and NOT have to mess with the inboard mount portion that's fastened to the engine. Is that correct? I...
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