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Serp belt tensioner top mount broke away from the engine block on my 2002 vw jetta tdi . it was just replaced by vw dealer 25000 miles ago.

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This seems to be a common problem on these. I have had customers push the fact that this happens WAY too much and have the dealer warranty it out. Being that it was 25000 miles ago, this might be a little tough, but worth a shot.

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