Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



The belt is tensioned automatically. If the belt is slipping, either the belt has stretched beyond its serviceable limit or the tensioner is faulty.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. 3.2L engine belt routing



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Fig. 4.2L engine belt routing

Inspection



Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation



3.2L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Mark the direction of rotation on the belt.
  4.  
  5. Screw a M8x50 bolt into the threaded hole of the tensioner to release tension on the belt. Screw the bolt in only far enough to allow removal of the belt.
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  7. Remove the belt.

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    Fig. Use a M8x50 bolt to release tension on the belt-3.2L engines

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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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4.2L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Mark the direction of rotation on the belt.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the tensioner using a 19mm wrench and secure it in the released position using tool T10060A or a similar sized pin punch. Remove the belt.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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