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  1. 96 Jetta Timing belt info needed

    This car that I am looking in to buying is a 1996 Jetta 2.0. 140,000 miles. He doesn't know if the timing belt and water pump have been replaced or not. What is the manufacturers recommended mileage to replace these parts, and can I tell if they have? Also, there is an exhaust leak, and he...