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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old April 21st, 2013, 22:53   #1
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hi guys...going to change a leaky tensioner shock ONLY. before I get to it has anyone done just the shock bfore? Any tricks or tips?
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 12:36   #2
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It's easy. Pull the belt, remove the tensioner, remove the shock, reassemble.

From what I'm told, if the tensioner's internal spring or the alternator pulley are malfunctioning, the shock won't last long.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 13:01   #3
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And often a bouncy tensioner is a symptom of clutch pulley failure. Certainly was on my Golf.

So you may wanna check the alternator clutch pulley while you have the serp belt off.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 18:24   #4
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Care to elaborate on how to check for an alternator pulley malfunctioning
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 20:09   #5
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Care to elaborate on how to check for an alternator pulley malfunctioning
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Your alternator very likely has a clutch pulley on it - and that's what often fails.

There is a how-to describing how to check this. Often you'll see small metal shavings too.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 22:31   #6
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Hey guys ...did the shock replacement yesterday. Dropped the panzer, washed the engine and undercarriage the night before , let it dry overnight. I like working on clean stuff. Easy job. Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Tom
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