- Jan 26, 2003
- 03 Jetta Wagon 5 speed, 2012 JSW 6 speed auto, a sweet ride.
I had the timing belt. water pump, tensioner, etc. replaced on my 2012 JSW. It runs good but is noisy like something is rubbing in the timing belt area. I went back to the guy who did the job and we removed the upper cover. The belt is tight on one side of the cam pulley but loose on the other side of the cam. It runs fine so I don't think the timing is way retarded, but I would think the belt tensioner would keep the belt tight at all points around all the things it drives. The belt tracks fine with no runout. There is no belt shavings or dust in the cover anywhere. What do you guys who have done this job think? Thanks in advance.