Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Timing Belt Cover

Print

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  2.  
  3. To remove the crankshaft accessory drive pulley, hold the center crankshaft sprocket bolt with a socket and loosen the pulley bolts.
  4.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the bolts securing the upper timing belt cover, then carefully remove it from the engine

  1. The cover is now accessible. It comes off in 2 pieces, remove the upper half first. Take note of any special spacers or other hardware.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 2: To make access to the lower timing belt cover easier, remove the screws securing the splash shield, then position it aside

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 3: Use a short extension to reach the lower timing belt cover bolts



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 4: An Allen wrench can be used to remove the "hidden screw"

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo