Q: Broken timing belt

asked by on November 12, 2016

Car wouldnt start had towed to dealership where we purchased... diagnosed as belt broke teeth work supposed top end shot

My car has 111000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your Jetta’s engine is what is known as an "interference" motor which means that when the timing belt breaks, the valve train typically will sustain major damage. This usually involves bent valves and many other problems and can be very extensive to repair. If the teeth on the timing belt were missing, this is consistent with a timing belt breaking and otherwise producing the same result.

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