Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Accessory Drive Belts



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


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.
  3. Mark the direction of rotation on the belt.
  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.
  7. Remove the belt.

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