2003 Volkswagen Passat



April, 21, 2008 AT 4:03 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Volkswagen Passat 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 50000 miles

Need picturial guide how to replace timing belt on 2.8L V6 Passat GLX

1 Answer



February, 19, 2012 AT 11:27 PM

This is a fairly big job & special locking tools are required.

- The front bumper has to come off
- The radiator/front carrier has to be moved to the service position
- Once the timing belt covers have been removed, the engine is
placed at TDC and a crankshaft lock pin is installed
- The camshaft sprockets are locked into place with a lock bar
- The camshaft sprocket bolts are loosened and the sprockets are
broken free with a puller
- The timing belt can then be removed, as well as the tensioner and
all the rollers
- It is a good idea to replace the thermostat & water pump at
this time as well
- If any oil leaks are visible, it is a good idea to change the
valve cover gaskets & chain tensioner gaskets as well as the
camshaft seals & crankshaft seal

Images are available on request. But this is a job that is best
left to a professional.

If things go wrong, serious engine damage will occur.

A Service shop will have a warranty / guarantee.

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