Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my jetta stalls
what Wheelercolts says is exellent, in addition to all he says, take the ignition cap of, and when all marks are on the dot, look at the rotor. It has to be aligned with a mark that's on the body of the distribuitor.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
there should be an acid mark (black mark) on gear, and yes cylinder #1 top dead center ps. make sure to disconnect distributor so it dont fire
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: need assitance for vw repair
You are probably right, the clearance between the pistons and the valves is very tight on the 16 valve engines. one of the valves may have hit a piston., or even worse bent a rod or damaged the crank.
I would run a compression check, or leakdown check before pulling the head. I have a service manual for 90-93 Passats w/ 9A 16 valve engines. the manual says compression should be 145-189 psi. limit 109 psi w/ 44 psi max difference between cyclinders.
On these engines you also need to check that the timing on both cams is ok.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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