[Vwdiesel] power Steering shudder

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Fri Dec 3 11:05:25 PST 2010

Final found the problem; the (BEW) serpentine tensioner was worn to the
point that the plastic idler was rubbing on the plastic front cover and
singing like a cheap guitar. The clearance between the cover and idler when
new is about 1/8", so it didn't need much side play in the pivot to get
$70 and 15 minutes to fix.


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 9:24 PM, brian gochnauer <brian at gochnauer.net> wrote:

> Not sure how I could determine that for sure, I don't hear the typical
> squeal associated with that issue.
> It's been doing this for 3+ years and I've changed the belt somewhere in
> that time.
> It does seem to be doing it more often lately.

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