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2002 VW Jetta 1.8 ABS, coolant & engine lights

I bought my car two years ago and the engine light has pretty much been on since. My timing belt, pistons and water pump were all replaced last year. Last week my ABS light came on, but went off later and stayed off. Then my car shut off while stopped, but was able to be recranked. A couple of days ago my coolant light came on so we added antifreeze and water, but it still comes on shortly after cranking it and my ABS light is solid (not flashing). Any suggestions? I love this car, but I'm terrified it"s about to completely fall apart!

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Have the fault codes read first
never ignore any light on the dash as they are there for a reason and not decoration

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SOURCE: 1999 vw jetta vr6 abs light stays on, but brakes work fine

the only way you will find this out is to have a diagnostic machine plugged in and the fault memory read to check what fault is logged, it could be anything from a ABS wheel speed sensor to a control module fault, to save money in the long run i would advise you get the fault memory read first. hope this helps

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SOURCE: how to close a piston/caliper on a 2006 vw jetta

compress the piston while turning it clockwise, there is a special tool for this, it is really hard to do unless u have a huge screwdriver

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Bring the car into a repair shop and have them pressure test it for leaks or you can purchase a pressure tester make sure you get the appropriate adapter for your cars radiator filler neck or resovoir, and check for leaks yourself. Make sure the car is cold and there is the appropriate mixtiure of coolant and water in the system, prior to pressure testing. Also do a visual inspection of the cooling system when the vehicle is cold and look for leaks.

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SOURCE: I cant compress the rear piston on a 2007 vw jetta

On this model the piston must be compressed, and turned clockwise at the same time. good-luck !!

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This engine is what is known as an interference engine, so if the timing belt lets go like this you most likely have bent engine valves and or piston crown damage. The best advice i can give is have a new belt, water pump and automatic tensioner pulley installed and see if it starts, you may get lucky, my wife did when hers let go a year before I meant er. You can purchase a timing belt "kit" with all the parts here is the part number and price.
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Do you have to replace timing belt on 2002 hyundai 1.8 engine

I have attempted to search for information to assist you, but have come to the conclusion that Hyundai did not make any vehicles with a 1.8L engine in that year, nor the year before or after. If you can correct your question I may be able to help. As a general rule, if the vehicle has a timing belt, then YES, it must be replaced. Just as with any other belt, it is subject to the wear and tear of time. The question is WHEN do you have to replace it. Most manufacturers will give a mileage/time based replacement schedule (ie: 5 years, 100,000 miles whichever is earlier). This is to ensure that the belt does not fail from age or wear. It is imperative that you replace the belt promptly based on the manufacturers recommendation, as most foreign car engines and many domestic engines are what we refer to as "interference" engines. This means that is the belt were to break, the crankshaft and the camshaft will get out of sync with each other and the pistons will strike the valves, causing serious internal engine damage and considerably more expense to repair. Also, the water pump on most engines these days are driven by the timing belt. Any reputable shop will insist that the water pump be replaced when changing the timing belt. This is for two reasons. First, the water pump is also a wear and tear item. It's life expectancy is not much more than the timing belt's. As the labor to replace the water pump is just as much as to replace the timing belt, doing both at the same time will save you many dollars. I have seen folks that insisted on keeping their water pump, thinking the shop was just trying to stiff them for more money. What happens then is that once the new timing belt is installed, it is impossible to set the tension at the exact same value as it had been previously, due to the age and wear factors. This causes a different wear pattern to begin on the water pump internal bearings, and almost always within 60-90 days, the water pump will start leaking. This will mean having to pay the labor all over again for a $25.00 part.

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I just bought a 1987 BMW 325 6 cylinder with 98,000 miles. I believe it to be the eta (e) or economy engine. The car had the timing belt 2,000 miles ago in 2000, but the car has not been driven since...

belts should be changed every 60,000 miles or 5 years max so it is due a belt anyway.
if the belt does come apart it will do serious damage to the valves , head and pistons.

i would change the water pump at the same time for peace of mind. especially as it will be exposed while doing the belt, and you do not know if the pump is seized/worn.

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How many years or miles should a timing belt be changed on a 2000 V8 Tundra ?

Replace the timing belt at 90,000 miles or 10 years. Considering it is already 11 years old, replace it now. Warning: This is an interference engine. If the belt breaks you will have serious internal engine damage. The water pump is also driven by the cam belt so it is advisable to replace it at the same time you replace the cam belt in order to save labor cost later on when the pump fails. The pump will not last 180,000 miles so replace it now.

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Are you sure you have a belt, not a metal chain? To my knowledge all the Chrysler V6 engines use a timing chain, which should last the life of the motor. Ask your local auto parts store, they can tell you for sure.
(Don't confuse the timing belt/chain with the serpentine drive belt which runs the air conditioner, water pump, power steering pump, etc. The serpentine belt is always rubber and is visible at the front of the engine (your left as you face the car with the hood open). This should be inspected once a year beginning at 5 years or 60,000 miles, and replaced once it starts showing cracks or wear. If you have never replaced yours, you are due for it now. I just replaced mine on my 2005 T&C with 63,000 miles.)

If you do have a rubber timing belt, I would replace it every 6 years or 60,000 miles (whichever is first) unless the owner's manual calls for a different interval.
Many engines today have "negative valve clearance", which means if the timing belt breaks, the piston will run into the valve, possibly bending the valves. This means a full overhaul of the motor, which is *much* more expensive than replacing the belt.

A metal timing chain is internal to the engine and lubricated by engine oil, and will not break like a rubber belt can. It will last the life of the motor (150,000 miles or more).

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