FW: [Vwdiesel] 81 Rabbit NA 1.6 problem

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Tue May 27 07:52:07 EDT 2003

If this is the problem, and the int. shaft has stopped turning all together, causing
screeching as the belt runs against the stationary pulley, then this also means the oil
pump is not turning... Did your oil light come on?

On 27 May 2003 at 9:06, Bratton Mike J MSG 180FW/LGGG wrote:

> Dan, I had the same thing you are describing happen to me in my 85 Jetta
> N/A. Turns out the vacuum pump seized up from a foreign object and the
> intermediate shaft squealed like hell! Changed the vacuum pump. Hope this
> helps, Mike.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Stock [mailto:dstock_76 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 1:58 AM
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] 81 Rabbit NA 1.6 problem
> Hello all,
> Tonight I was driving home on a highway doing about 55mph and all of
> sudden I heard a loud screeching noise and the engine just died. I
> pulled over on the shoulder and tried to start it again. It started
> right up but started to screech again so I just turned it off right away
> and towed it home. It almost sounded like a belt screeching, but I won`t
> have time to look at it until after school tommorrow, possibly. Has
> anyone had this happen before? Any suggestions on what to look for?
> Hopefully I won`t find anything too serious when I get a chance to look
> at it!
> Thanks,
> Dan
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