Volkswagen Eurovan 2000-03

Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove engine covers at the front of the engine compartment and underneath the vehicle.
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  7. Mark the rotation direction of the drive belt.
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  9. Insert an M8x50 bolt into the threaded hole of the belt tensioner roller and tighten just enough until tension is off belt and drive belt can be removed.
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  11. Remove the cylinder head cover.
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  13. Remove the necessary components to gain access to the front of the engine.
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  15. Place the crankshaft at TDC for no. 1 cylinder.
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  17. Mark the camshaft timing chain rotation direction with a paint mark.
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  19. Remove the camshaft roller chain tensioner.
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  21. Remove the 8 mounting bolts and remove the chain front cover
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  23. Disconnect the front exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
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  25. Check that timing is at TDC by looking down between timing chain sprockets of the intermediate shaft. A groove should be visible between the chain edges.
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NOTE
If the groove cannot be seen, turn crankshaft one more revolution until groove can be seen.

  1. Insert camshaft gauge T10068 into both camshaft grooves.
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NOTE
If the gauge cannot be inserted, rotate crankshaft about .20 inches (5 mm) above TDC position until gauge can be inserted.


NOTE
Markings -A- and -B- on the camshaft adjusters must match the notches of control housing -C.-

  1. Remove the camshaft adjusters together with the timing chain from the camshafts.
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  3. Remove the two bolts from the glide track located at lower left below camshaft sprocket.
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  5. Remove the timing chain from the camshaft adjusters and place chain on its side.
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    Fig. Lining up camshaft adjusters to remove timing chain-2.8L engine