Hi, been doing a lot of reading on this forum. Have 2003 Jetta, which I'm trying to keep running for my Daughter. Can't post messages in the forum, hoping by posting this message the chains get removed
I'm a new member and this seems to be the only place I can post for help, so here it goes.
Have 2003 Jetta 2.0L with 143K miles. Car runs great with no warning lights. The issue I have is that it makes a sound like a bad PS pump, but it is not the pump. I removed the serpentine belt and it still makes the noise. I changed the Timing belt, tensioner and water pump and the sound is exactly the same.
Looking for ideas. The sound seems to be coming from the crankshaft area by the timing belt. Thinking maybe oil pump....hopefully not main bearings....any ideas would be appreciated.