Timing marks

Asked by Feb 14, 2017 at 06:11 PM about the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok, long and short of it. I have a broken
balance shaft in a 2.0tsi, getting ready to
pull it and replace. Question is, cams and
crank TDC marks line up on the main drive
chain. Since I'm pulling the balance shafts
out and replacing do the timing marks
matter at this point on the balance shafts
and idler gear on the intermediate chain.
Or can I align all the marks up once the
shafts are replaced as long as crank and
cams are still at TDC?
Thanks in advance!!!

2 Answers

58,355

I would try to find a service manual or a do it yourself manual. Anytime you mess with overhead camshafts and valves that can hit pistons it is a good idea to have some sort of informed information handy. On some engines a simple misstep can cost big bucks.

Thank you sir, I have a few manuals but none really say what to do if replacing the balance shafts. All other timing marks are lined up to top dead center as far as the crank and cams are concerned. Just not sure about the shafts. Or if it's imperative all line up before you start to disassemble everything.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,510
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    2,060
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
57 Great Deals out of 810 listings starting at $3,490
Used Honda Civic
286 Great Deals out of 4,290 listings starting at $1,815
Used Honda Accord
63 Great Deals out of 1,175 listings starting at $1,488
Used Volkswagen GTI
16 Great Deals out of 229 listings starting at $2,795
Used Volkswagen Golf
46 Great Deals out of 1,011 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Camry
79 Great Deals out of 2,182 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
201 Great Deals out of 3,594 listings starting at $2,411
Used Audi A4
52 Great Deals out of 636 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
173 Great Deals out of 2,078 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Altima
86 Great Deals out of 1,253 listings starting at $2,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
150 Great Deals out of 2,624 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen CC
7 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $5,490
Used Ford Fusion
137 Great Deals out of 1,729 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
84 Great Deals out of 2,454 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 588 listings starting at $15,950
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 185 listings starting at $12,799
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 316 listings starting at $10,992
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 287 listings starting at $7,750
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 282 listings starting at $5,910

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.