Volkswagen Jetta Junkies banner

Timing belt Change.

8634 Views 8 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  KingOf_Pain
Getting ready to change the timing belt on a 2001 Jetta 2.0 SOHC. Anything I should know. Is there any step by step forums. I am mechanically inclined and I am sure I can do with out, but just want to review it to hopefully save some time. Any special tools I will need? Looking at it, it seems I will have to remove the front motor mount.
1 - 2 of 9 Posts
Any new updates for changing a 2001 2.0L timing belt? Just bought my son one with 144k miles on it and I've been doing some maintenance. I've changed the timing belts in the girls 88 Honda accord, and a neices Plymouth Breeze.
Yes, it is a good idea to do the water pump while your there.

I saw a video on youtube for changing the belt on a 98-99 VW 2.0L, but there was no mention of the motor mount removal. I was hoping the 2001 VW timing belt would be alot easier, but I happened to check things just yesterday and see it's just as big a pita as they other two I have done. Good news though, the belt looks good.
1 - 2 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.