Timing belt preperation

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Thu Mar 13 10:21:08 EST 2003

> From: joe smith <mtnbikguy2002 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 08:55:27 -0800 (PST)
> To: 200q20v <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Timing belt preperation
> I'm going to be doing my T-belt in the next couple of
> weeks. I'm not the most mechanically inclined guy, but
> I'm not (arguably) an idiot. I've bought all the parts
> (belt, WP, cam and crank oil seals, idler pulley) and
> have access to the 2 special tools (crank holder and
> crank pulley wrench) and a cheater bar. My questions
> are:
> 1) Do I need any other special tools?
You may well need a HD impact wrench and socket to remove the crank bolt.
> 2) Should I change the oil seals if they are not
> seeping?
I wouldn't.  DFI if IAB!
> 3) I?ve heard that the key way on the cam and crank
> pulley could cause issues - any insight?
> 4) The only reason to remove the cam pulley is to
> change the oil seal (right?) - any tips on removing
> this?
It falls off when the center bolt is removed.
> 5) Any other tips or suggestions would be appreciated.
Keep track of TDC.  Loosen the crank and cam bolts before removing the TB
such that you do not loose relative timing between cams and crank.
The R&R is a real jig saw puzzle of trial and error as to what goes on first
and relative tightining order.

A pretty low mileage to be changing a TB, IMO, if WP and idler bearing are

> Thanks,
> Joe
> 91-200TQ sedan
> 101K

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