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    Thread: Mileage to change timing belt on 2000 Jetta 2.0l?

    1. 06-20-2004 02:00 PM #1
      I have had different answers from different dealers and my owners manual dosent specifically say what mileage to change the timing belt on my engine, the 2.0l. Does anywone have any suggestions? I am at 76K now and dont want to go over the recommended mileage. Thanks for any help.

    2. 06-20-2004 02:02 PM #2
      check your owner's manual

    3. 06-20-2004 02:05 PM #3
      You're supposed to check the belts condition every 40K and change it when it starts showing signs of wear. I would change it every 60K no matter how it looks.

    4. 06-20-2004 02:24 PM #4
      Ok, I havent done one on this partciular VW engine, but have replaced many timing belts. Will I need any special tools, and is the water pump run by the timing belt? I am going to change it this week as I plan to go on a trip shortly. I was told by the VW dealer that it needed to be changed between 80k & 90k but have never waited that long on any car I have ever owned.

    5. 06-20-2004 02:31 PM #5
      You might want to check out the 2.0 engine forum.

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      06-20-2004 02:43 PM #6
      It would probably be a good idea to change it now.
      recommened checks are 40 and 80k and then change it at 105k. But who in their right mind will wait till 105k??? I'd probably do it at 65k~~ miles.

    7. 06-20-2004 02:56 PM #7
      Are you talking about a Timing belt? or the drive belt?

      Timing belt is inside the engine and is a 5+ hours job to change it. (water pump runs off it)

      Drivebelt is what you see on the left side of the motor, it winds aroung the alt, ac, and what everelse.

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