How to Adjust the Belt Tension on a 1989 Volkswagen Jetta TDI?

Answer The engine accessories on the Volkswagen Jetta TDI are operated by a V-belt. The V-belt is tensioned by an adjustable slide bracket. The slide bracket keeps the belt properly tensioned as it travel... Read More »

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How Do I Adjust the Trunk Lid Tension on a Jetta?

VW started producing the Jetta in 1978 and has produced the vehicle through five generations or types. Sedans and coupes have trunks and the wagons have a hatchback door in the rear. Trunks and hat... Read More »

How to Replace a Timing Belt on a Volkswagen Jetta?

The 1980 through 1993 Volkswagen Jetta features several engines, all of which use the same process to replace the timing belt. The engines are 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.7L and 1.8L. All the engines are interfe... Read More »

How to Install a Timing Belt on a Volkswagen Jetta TDI?

A timing belt's main purpose is to turn the camshaft which helps power the engine. The timing belt is wrapped around the camshaft, tensioner pulley, idler pulley and crankshaft. It rotates around t... Read More »

How do I Install a Volkswagen Jetta Water Pump & Timing Belt?

Most Volkswagen Jettas have a water pump driven by the timing belt. To replace the water pump and timing belt, you will have to remove multiple layers of engine components while paying careful atte... Read More »