VW Passat & Audi A4 1990-2000

Timing Belt Cover

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
All Except VR6 Engine

The timing belt covers are used to protect the camshaft drive belts from physical damage. The covers must be removed to access the timing belt (if equipped).

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. On A4 & 1998-00 Passat models, place the (hood) lock carrier in the service position. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Body And Trim, Service Position, Front Bumper, Hood Lock Carrier.
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  5. Remove the accessory drive belt(s).
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  7. Remove the crankshaft accessory drive pulley.
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  9. Remove the cover fasteners, and then remove the covers as necessary.
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Fig. Exploded view of the timing cover



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Fig. Remove the timing cover bolts



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Fig. Carefully pull the cover away from the belt



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Fig. View of the timing belt on a 2.0L-cover removed



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Fig. Fastener type and location for the lower cover on 1.8L engines



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Fig. Releasing the retaining clips on the upper timing belt cover

To install:

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
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