Sure a sad way to start posting, but I'm pretty sure timing belt went out on my 02 Jetta. Bought it a couple years ago to save gas $$. Should have learned more about it then instead of blindly assuming it just needed gas, tires and oil changes. NOW I start looking stuff up... thanks for everyone that posts, takes pictures of their work and helps blundering newbs like myself. With all the information available here, hopefully I can stumble thru and get my Jetta the care it needs to get it back on the road.