1998 VW Jetta A3 AHU Timing Belt Replacement using the «Mark and Pray»… — Volkswagen Jetta A3

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1998 VW Jetta A3 AHU Timing Replacement using the Mark and Technique and No Special Tools.

I the timing belt on my 1998 A3 using the Mark and Pray Memorial Day weekend 2007. It was using the Mark and Pray —

UPDATED 9-27-2009 Car gets 54 mpg on mid-west interstate This is my son’s car and has 86K miles now and like a kitten.

I am only the photos below of each in the timing belt replacement using the Mark and Pray

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My 1998 VW Jetta TDI — miles

1998 VW Jetta TDI 1.9 Liter — A3 — AHU

Using paint, I marked the Cam pulley to the plate so that I could if the pulley moves at all and be sure it is when reinstalling belt.

white paint, I marked the Pump pulley to the back as a reference again as mentioned

Another look at the Injection marking.


Using white I marked the Crankshaft pulley to the case, you know why!

belt upper routing

With red paint, I marked the Cam tooth valley to the belt I marked the back of the belt a C (for Cam)

Antoher look at the alignment

look at alignment

Belt is and the new one is installed.

Transfer red marks to new using chalk (I am using chalk) starting with the shaft mark

Lay belts on top of one to count teeth and visually the teeth are aligned. Mark the Cam with pink chalk and a C onto the belt.

The final mark, for the injector pump be made as shown.

Install new belt from the top and work way downward. Tape or clamp the belt to the Cam pulley when and red marks are aligned — is temporary.

Tape or clamp the timing to the Injection Pump pulley pink and red marks are aligned this is also temporary.

new tensioner on the post, but not all the way.

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a helper rotate the Cam and Injection pulleys away from other to remove the slack/bowing in the very slightly (you need the extra belt for the belt to slip right on

Here we Check and Double our alignment marks.

Checking our marks.

Adjust tensioner tang and nut and tighten. Use tensioner wrench to belt.

The reinstallation of everything is straightforward except for the replacement of the belt cover.

The photo the bolt which is on the engine of the timing cover. When the touches the bolt, it slides into a hole. THE BOLT NOT SEEM TO BE ASSESSABLE from the side and who knows what has to be should it fall away the hole (nowhere land?).

The slipped back into the and I could not get it moved forward I took a neodymium magnet and its great stength, sucked the shank out of the hole. Then, the shank showing a bit, I some telephone wire the bolt to hold it in position.

Here is how I had to pull on the wire and the nut to the bolt at the same time. A maneuver. IMHO!

Once nut is on the bolt/post, tighten it up all the way and install the the cover bolts.

The harmonic only goes on one way. is not the way 🙁 — just rotate a bit are not square

The harmonic balancer on this way.

Here is the wrench I made in about 5 using a piece of steel and two 3mm bolts I found in my garage.

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