2009 Volkswagen Jetta Drive belt direction

Tiny
ELECTRIC12
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  • 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.5L
  • 5 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,700 MILES
Want to replaced alternator belt and a/c belt on a VW 2.5 L engine. Can I remove and replaced from above or do I have to remove passenger wheel and apron? Can I use a finishing nail instead of locking pin to hold tensioner in place?

I have Alldata and instructions say "before removing the ribbed belt, mark the running direction with a pen", "risked of destroying due to reverse running direction of used belt", "when installing belt note the direction of rotation of belt".

Does that mean belt rotating clock wise or counter cw? As long as new belt is seating properly on pulley why do I need to mark direction of rotation?
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 AT 11:02 AM

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Tiny
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The belt only needs to be marked if you are reusing the belt.

Belt replacement is best done from underneath the car. You can use a
nail to hold the tensioner, but make sure that the nail is almost as thick
as the hole it goes in. Or the nail will bend.

Thomas
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
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You need to remove front part of passenger wheel housing liner.

Marking is required only when reusing the belt.
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Friday, February 14th, 2014 AT 5:57 AM
Tiny
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But can removing and replacing belt be done from above? Is the belt tensioner bolt a 15mm?
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Friday, February 14th, 2014 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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Do I need to disconnect the negative battery cable before removing the belt? I don't want the belt running while removing the belt. Does the belt rotate clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Friday, February 14th, 2014 AT 9:12 AM
Tiny
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I do not yet have a "belt removal video for the 2.5L engine"... soon I'm sure.

Here are my credentials:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ExoVCDS

In my last post I said it is best done from underneath... feel free to give it a try
from the top.

The engine rotates clockwise. As long as the key is out of the ignition and or nobody
starts the engine, you can leave the battery connected.

Thomas
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Friday, February 14th, 2014 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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