Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Flexplate (Driveplate)

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Removal & Installation



3.2L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the engine. Separate the engine from the transmission.
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  5. Lock the vibration damper with tool T10069 or equivalent.
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  7. Loosen the drive plate securing bolts diagonally and remove them.
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  9. Remove the drive plate from the crankshaft flange.
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To install:

  1. Place the drive plate on the crankshaft flange. Using at least 3 old securing bolts, tighten them to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  3. Measure dimension (a) using a depth gauge. It should be 21-23 mm. If not, remove the drive plate and install an appropriate sized shim.
    NOTE
    Only one shim of the appropriate thickness may be used.

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  5. Insert new securing bolts and tighten by hand (be sure to replace the 3 old bolts). Tighten the bolts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) plus an additional 1 / 4 turn.
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  7. The remaining instillation is the reverse of removal.
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4.2L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine. Separate the engine from the transmission.
  4.  
  5. Set the crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC). The marking on the timing belt cover must be aligned with the notch on the belt pulley.
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  7. Remove the sealing plug from the left side of the cylinder block. The TDC hole for the crankshaft must be visible or felt behind the hole of the sealing plug.
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  9. Carefully screw crankshaft holder 3242 or equivalent into the hole up to the stop to secure the crankshaft against turning.
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  11. Loosen the drive plate securing bolts diagonally and remove them.
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  13. Remove the drive plate from the crankshaft flange.
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To install:

  1. Place the shim (3.4 mm thickness) on the end of the crankshaft.
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  3. Install the drive plate with the washer (1.5 mm thickness).
  4.  
  5. Use new securing bolts and tighten by hand. Then tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) plus an additional 1 / 4 turn.
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  7. Remove the crankshaft holder. Install the sealing plug with new seal. Tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  9. The remaining installation is the reverse of removal.
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