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My son's 2001 Jetta is due for another TB. I replaced it several years ago at 70K miles with no problems and I hope to duplicate it now at 165K. TB kit is on the way and should be delivered tomorrow. Wish me luck...
 

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Howdy, good luck. The instructions here should be helpful even though they weren't around for your first time.welcometomyturbodies Since it's your second time, make sure the motor mount threads are OK.
 

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Just a quick note to say its all done and everything went good. Only trouble was putting the new belt on. First time the crank slip a tooth (yes, I did use all the lock down tools) but caught it before proceeding. Removed cam pulley, reset TDC, and reinstalled. Still don't understand why it moved but...., all is well in the end. Now just waiting for my knuckles to heal.

Son just called 3 hours into an 11 hour drive on his way back home and my heart skipped a beat when his name appeared on my phone. Wondering what is wrong, I answered the phone and he said all is good.

Thanks for the TB instructions here and all the other DIYs on this web site. A great source of information for our cars. Younger son has the 2001 Jetta, I have a 2006, and my older son bought a 2010 earlier this year. Love the car and the mileage.
 

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How did the crank slip a tooth? It could have just been on the edge of one of the sprockets and seated itself after it began to move.
 

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How did the crank slip a tooth? It could have just been on the edge of one of the sprockets and seated itself after it began to move.
I have been wondering about that myself. My best guess is that there was one "tooth" of slack in the belt between the crank and the IP even though I checked it several times. It was impossible to get the pulley/belt back onto the cam. Finally, after a lot of struggling, it just slipped on like it should but that is when the crank slipped. Took it all off, reset the crank, and it just slipped on.
 
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