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AndyBees

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May 27, 2003
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Southeast Kentucky
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Silver 2003 Jetta TDI, Silver 2000 Jetta TDI (sold), '84 Vanagon with '02 ALH engine
Re-install the old Tensioner to see how it feels when you tension it.
 

jokila

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Dec 3, 2004
Location
Houston, Texas
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2003 Jetta GLS, Manual
I did try that too Andy, was smooth in comparison, just never had a new tensioner do that before. Just unusual for litens tensioner. Genuine one anyway

I had a litens do that too. I don't know if their quality has dropped or what.
 

pedroYUL

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Sep 8, 2011
Location
MI, USA
TDI
2004 wagon BEW; 2015 Passat CVCA; 2015 GSW CRUA
What's the country of manufacture of that tensioner?

These tensioners are spring actuated, so perhaps the spring is not sitting right inside. "Exercise" that tensioner some more and perhaps the weird feeling goes away.
 

pedroYUL

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Sep 8, 2011
Location
MI, USA
TDI
2004 wagon BEW; 2015 Passat CVCA; 2015 GSW CRUA
I just did my 2015 GWS belt and remember the tensioner been made in Canada, I had no issues with it tho.

I agree, if you feel something weird in that movement, just exchange that part.
 
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