Thread: shredded belt
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sheefo2k View Post
i m gong to try to help you as much as possible hahah..i ll do my best to remember

I think you just move the tensioner over the right put your belt and then let go of the tensioner.

ps. i m not sure, i think that could be VW process, but i cant remember. Its pretty straight forward.
my main concern is why did the belt come off and rip?
thanks for the quick answer. well, I was leaving my apt and going over a speed bump and the bump hit something metal under the car. note though, this has happened 3-5 times before. after the bump the car was running fine. I drove .1 mile to the light and took a right, car was driving fine for about 1-2 min, then I decide to step on it and around 5000rpm the belt came off the pulleys. i pulled over and visual inspection showed the belt was off and the side of it was shreded, I did not get a good look at the pulleys.

i found this pic for the tensioner, but we took this out with the kit, right? what pulley would be the tensioner then to loosen the belt?

diy with good pics here:
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