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2000 vw beetle 1.8 turbo. replaced altenator, tensioner, and serpentine belt. problem is that the new tensioner is not lined up with rest of pullies. It is setting off to one side of the belt not in the middle which is causing it to throw belt off.. Is there some spacers that I missed when I removed the tensioner assembly. It looks like it is 1/4 inch offset on belt. Please help!
 

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A common problem; is when reinstalling a serpentine belt tensioner; the hose bracket (clip) goes on the outside of the tensioner (the correct position). If installed on the inside location (the incorrect position); the tensioner alignment will be off and probably throw the belt. This is a common mistake and you are not the only one; who has been confused by this problem! :)

http://newbeetle.org/forums/1-8-lit...sue.html#/forumsite/20963/topics/55529?page=1

Look at this diy; for a photo of the correct placement position of the bracket:

http://newbeetle.org/forums/1-8-lit...aph.html#/forumsite/20963/topics/56999?page=1

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I made the mistake of putting the tensioner on wrong with the hose bracket between the tensioner and the block. When the bolt tightens down it throws the geometry off and the tensioner was slightly cocked out. My belt shredded off and the tensioner wheel was destroyed. Left the car stranded over night until I could get another tensioner and belt. Cost me over $100 but could have been worse if the serpentine belt ended getting caught up in the timing belt. Easy to put back together wrong if you don't pay attention.
 
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