Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Accessory Drive Belts 5

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Removal & Installation



Alternator & A/C Compressor Belt

NOTE
Before removing the belt, mark its direction of rotation so it can be reinstalled in the same direction. During installation, make sure the belt is correctly seated in pulleys.

  1. Lift the belt tensioner with Tool 3299, or equivalent drive belt installation tool to relieve belt tension, and then remove the belt from the alternator pulley.
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  3. Remove V-belt from the power steering pump.
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  5. Inspect the condition of the belt, as outlined in this section and replace if necessary.

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    Fig. Use a suitable belt removal and installation tool to loosen the tension and remove the belt-without A/C shown



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    Fig. Belt removal and installation-models with A/C

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To install:

  1. Install the drive belt on the crankshaft vibration damper.
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  3. Install the power steering pump belt
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  5. Lift the belt tensioner with 3299 drive belt installation tool, then install the belt.
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