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timing belt and water pump on my 2005 vw jetta tdi

Discussion in 'VW Mk4 Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat TDI forum' started by 05 tdi, May 15, 2012.

  1. 05 tdi

    05 tdi New Member

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    Getiing ready to do a timing belt and water pump on my 05. My friend says I do not need the crank lock tool. Or really any special tools to do this job? Just wondering what you guys have to say about that.
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  2. chittychittybangbang

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  3. 05 tdi

    05 tdi New Member

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    his brother works at vw dealer. says the crank lock tool is great but can be done with out it
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    I would not risk damaging the engine by skipping a very simple step which will ensure you don't make any mistakes. If that is the case why use special tools? Why not paint marks on the belt itself? Well because this engine will self destroy the head by hitting the valves with piston if it is off timing.

    My recommendation after changing a non pumpe duse and a pumpe duse timing belt.... Use it. DO NOT SKIP STEPS.
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    Ok so I ordered the timing tool set. Got it tow apart in the grage and my bro want out the and was messing with it. Already had the belt of and the new water pump in. Think he mite have turned the crank. Had the cam locked. How do I make sure the crank gets back to where it needs to be?
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    Remove cam pin, insert crank lock while turning engine clockwise manually. It has arrows on it and crank sprocket, can't mess it up. From there it's the same as regular belt removal. As long as it wasn't totally messed up, shouldn't be too far off.

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