A6 timing belt

Tony Hoffman auditony at gmail.com
Thu May 28 19:08:34 PDT 2009

Another way to support the lock carrier in these cars (and
Jetta's/Golfs) is to use two VW Bug Case studs. They are about a foot
long, and allow the front end (lock carrier) to be slid straight out
of the way. With this, I've never had to remove the trans lines,


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 3:16 PM, mkb <mkb125 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Oh yeah, here's a tip.  If you're going to disconnect the transmission cooler lines at the radiator, don't.  It's much easier if you disconnect the high-pressure trans line which you can see just below the front of the engine leading into the radiator (easily opened with two adjustable wrenches).  Which also saves you from getting a new pair of O-rings for the trans cooler line and trying to put those back in again.  If you have a a couple of those recycling tubs you can put them in front of the car and gently rest the front-end (lock carrier?) on these and have plenty of room to work.

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