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Audi a4 1.9tdi 110bhp 1996

My timing belt and tensioners were replaced 20,000 miles ago and correctly tensioned but now after 20,000 miles the belt has shredded itself and snapped. The replacement belt is trying to work its way off the oil pump pulley and so would shred again if the cover was fitted. Anyone know what the problem could be? Thank you, Lin.

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  • linnyj Jun 24, 2008

    pulley is on, square and tight but thanks.

  • linnyj Jun 24, 2008

    it is an audi not a pt cruiser!

  • linnyj Jun 24, 2008

    the belt can only be put on one way and I know the pulley needs some kind of attention, what i would like to know is if anyone has come across this problem before and how it was remedied

  • linnyj Jun 24, 2008

    yes we know the pulley must be out of alignment somehow but how?

  • linnyj Jun 24, 2008

    all parts were replaced except w/pump but this only applies to the later pd engines.

  • linnyj Jun 24, 2008

    of course it was.

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Hi,

Could you pls verify that it is an "oil pump" and not a "water pump"? If it is the oil pump, pls disregard this post, however, if it turns out to be the water pump, then it is very possible that coolant might have leaked and contributed to the early deterioration of the timing belt. Additionally, water pumps are known to wobble which may be the reason the belt was shredded/snapped. Should this be the case, the pump would have to be replaced together with the belt and all others determined to be faulty.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Check the bearing in the pulley. You will have to take the belt off to do this. If there is tension on the pulley you will not feel the play. With no tension there should be no play in the pulley at all, if there is it needs to be replaced. If the pulley is tight, check the surface for sloping (if it's not a grooved pulley) Over the years belts can wear on pulleys and cause a sloping effect that causes the belt to slide forward and off. Be sure to check all pulleys.

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Did u replace the belt with the same belt which would rightly fit in to ur vehicle or did u put somer other belt... chk out the belt properly

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jun 24, 2008

    See link above

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jun 24, 2008

    Just changing the Audi timing belt isn't enough. Why? Most Audi timing belt failures can be caused by worn timing belt tensioners and idlers.

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jun 24, 2008

    If all parts were replaced well then it seems that perhaps something was not genuine or defect.

    I often wonder about the manfactured date of a timing belt we use to replace that with we have for 60000 km whithout problem.

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It seems the problem is a misalignment of the wheel where going put the timing belt, maybe in camshaft wheel misalignments or maybe crankshaft wheel, it needs thiis to calibration,misalingment can cause snapped the belt ,,..

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You are not going to like this solution so you don't have to rate me.
Unless you are putting on the wrong belt the problem is not your timing belt. It is the pully and the way the belts were previously put on the vehicle. You are looking at a more costly fix than replacing a belt. It sounds like the pulleys, oil pump, and other fittings need to be looked at.

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    The pulley can be pulled out of alignment simply by the first replacement of the belt. It depends on how it was replaced.

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There r many reasons that u will hve to work out so i will give u the direct link:
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Lin,it sounds like the pulley isnt on the shaft all the way and therefore not "TRACKING" correctly.

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