[Vwdiesel] help my '89 Jetta stopped running !!!!
briandownunda at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 10:40:26 PDT 2008
Thanks for your reply !
----- Original Message ----
From: Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
To: Brian Hiltscher <briandownunda at yahoo.com>; vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 11:55:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] help my '89 Jetta stopped running !!!!
<<< 1. Doubt it was the timing belt, the engine would lock when it hits the valves while turning over
<<< 2. Yes, very much so
<<<3. Your pulley may be worn out, which causes the belts to heat up and snap. Smelt any burnt rubber lately?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I did smell some burnt rubber. What pulley are you referring to ? Also, any idea why it wouldn't start & it seems to turn over so much easier ?
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Brian Hiltscher <briandownunda at yahoo.com> wrote:
I was driving my '89 Diesel Jetta home last night, I heard a "snap", then the engine completely shut down :-( When I opened the hood, I noticed that the AC belt was broken. So, I tried to start it & noticed that it is turning over noticably faster than before, and, of course will not start :-( I never heard any "bad" noises coming out of the engine like pistons slapping against valves. I have owned the vehicle for just a few months, the previous owner had replaced the timing belt < 30k miles ago (had receipts), however the vehicle was sitting in his driveway & undriven / not started for 3-4 years. The car ran perfectly up until yesterday.
Question 1: Does this sound like the timing belt broke ?
Question 2: Is the 1.6 VW diesel an "interference" engine ?
Question 3: Any idea why the A/C belt broke as well ? (I don't believe in coincidences)
Thanks very much (in advance)
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