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    Thread: replace serpentine belt on 2.0L 2000 Golf - it doesn't get much easier

    1. 05-21-2003 01:27 AM #1
      Do not pay someone to do this. All you need is an adjustable wrench and a nail. Grab tensioner by the square "knob" on the top with the wrench and pull towards you. Easy. Insert nail to hold tensioner while belt is replaced. Email for pics.
      Make sure your replacement belt has grooves on both sides! Autozone, for example, crossed to an incorrect belt - had to buy VW no time to look elsewhere.

      Modified by VR6stud at 6:23 AM 5-21-2003

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    3. Member radgolf's Avatar
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      Feb 8th, 2002
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      2009 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG, 2008 VW GTI
      05-21-2003 02:27 AM #2
      Damn that awesome! I paid the stealership to do this along with other stuff. I'm afraid to look how much they took me for. Bastards.
      I think I can also use this info to upgrade my alternator to the 120 amp version if i can get my hands on one. Thanks for the post [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. Member 1.8t man's Avatar
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      04 GTO
      05-21-2003 03:30 AM #3
      is it that easy for a 1.8t im to lazy to go outside and look
      2012 JSW tdi..

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    6. Member 2.0LGtiPwr's Avatar
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      Mar 23rd, 2002
      '13 CC Sport Plus
      05-21-2003 03:38 AM #4
      Serpentine Belt - "easy"
      Timing Belt - " start early!"

      Modified by 2.0LGtiPwr at 7:39 AM 5-21-2003

    7. Member dragonfli_x's Avatar
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      Jul 16th, 2002
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      01 Jetta GLX VRT
      05-21-2003 03:49 AM #5
      What about the VR6?... same process?
      VRalliance #146

    8. 05-21-2003 04:08 AM #6
      Its the same thing for the 1.8T. However thanks for letting me know that you can insert a nail in there, I had my friend hold mine.

    9. Member atoson's Avatar
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      Dec 29th, 2002
      San Jose, Ca. South Bay Area
      12 Golf TDI, 00 GTI, 00 NB, 84 Scirocco, 80 Dasher
      05-21-2003 04:52 AM #7
      backyard mechanics hard at work , why not use the required bolt to hold it in place, less muscle power for less muscled people?

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