Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Timing belt and sprockets - refitting
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Timing belt and sprockets - refitting


1 Fit the Woodruff key in the crankshaft and tap the sprocket into position .

2 Insert the bolt and tighten it to the specified torque while holding the crankshaft stationary with a lever in the starter ring gear.

3 Fit the Woodruff key to the camshaft then fit the sprocket followed by the spacer and bolt.

Tighten the bolt while holding the sprocket stationary with a metal bar and two bolts.

4 Locate the timing belt on the crankshaft sprocket then fit the pulley. Insert the bolts and tighten them with an Allen key.

5 Turn the camshaft so that the indentation in the sprocket is aligned with the pointer on the timing cover plate. Check that the notch in the crankshaft pulley is aligned with the TDC pointer on the front of the oil pump 6 Fit the timing belt to the camshaft sprocket and coolant pump.

7 Using a screwdriver in the coolant pump, turn the pump anti-clockwise and tension the timing belt until it can just be turned through 90° with the thumb and forefinger midway between the camshaft sprocket and coolant pump.

8 Tighten the coolant pump bolts when the belt tension is correct and check that the timing marks are still aligned.

9 Fit the timing cover, insert the bolts with the earth lead and dipstick tube bracket, then tighten the bolts.

10 If the engine is in the vehicle, reverse the preliminary procedures given in Section 12.


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