Rough idle after timing belt replacement

Asked by Feb 04, 2017 at 04:27 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed my timing belt and when I started it it
sounds really rough and wants to die. What could
this be? How would I adjust the timing?

2 Answers


You will need to adjust the timing, you will need a timing gun, to adjust you will turn the distributor to retard or advance the timing. Never done it, look who yo adjust on the web before trying


no distributor on a 2002 Jetta.. quite possible timing belt put on with the timing marks not lining up

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