VW and Audi TDI timing belt tools and timing belt DIY index

Caution: I would never use timing belt tools or timing belts from (this seller has a few different identical sites under different names).  I had a very bad experience with this seller.  The parts I received did not fit and the seller never gave a refund after I returned them.  Other parts fit poorly and I have no confidence in their parts since their retail prices are lower than the wholesale prices of reputable suppliers.  Once you start adjusting camshaft or injection pump timing values you'll see how important a precise fit on the timing belt tools are.

I have personally used the Metalnerd and OEM tools shown here, and they all fit precisely and work well.

2004-2006 Pumpe duse engine, Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat (BHW, BRM, BEW)

vw tool rental

1 T10050 or T10100 crankshaft tool
1 3359 camshaft pin
1 T10060a serpentine belt pin (BRM/BEW only, not for BHW engine)

2004, 2005 VW Jetta TDI, 2004-2006 VW Golf or New Beetle TDI timing belt procedure part 1

2004, 2005 VW Passat TDI timing belt replacement procedure part 1

2005.5, 2006 VW Jetta TDI timing belt replacement procedure BRM engine, part 1

***NOTE: The service manual lists the camshaft counterhold bar as required but you only need a light force to take up the slack in the belt before tensioning. I suggest substituting it as shown in the writeup.

You can buy the PD tools and camshaft from Metalnerd, make sure to ask for the myturbodiesel discount!

2004-2006 PD camshaft tools, OEM VW T10051 and VW T10052

camshaft tool tdi

VW tools T10052 and T10051.  These are used to counterhold the camshaft pulley bolt and pull the pressed on pulley. Metalnerd sells a simplier (less expensive) version of these tools, linked in the above banner.

T10051 is also used to counterhold the HPFP pulley on CRD engines (2009+).

VW TDI camshaft replacement procedure: 1000q: PD camshaft replacement

HPFP removal: 1000q: HPFP removal on CRD engines.

2009+ CRD timing belt kit rental (CJAA/CBEA)

tdi timing belt tool rental

1 counterhold tool with removeable HPFP adapter pins (please carefully read DIY article and notes below for how to use)
1 T10050 or equivalent
2 3359, either style depending on availability
1 T1006a for serpentine belt tensioner

VW Jetta TDI, Golf, Sportwagen, and Audi A3 TDI timing belt replacement: 1000q: CRD timing belt DIY


You can buy the CRD tools from Metalnerd, make sure to ask for the myturbodiesel discount!

1996, 1997 VW Passat TDI or 1997, 1998, or 1999 (old style) Jetta TDI (AHU/1Z engine)

tdi tool rental

1 camshaft sprocket counterholder
1 universal 2065a for the camshaft
1 spanner wrench for the tensioner
1 2064 injection pump pin

Here is the procedure to change the timing belt for those model years:  VW Jetta TDI 1997-1999, VW Passat TDI 1996-1997 timing belt replacement: part 1 removal


You can buy the AHU/IZ mk3 TDI tools from Metalnerd, make sure to ask for the myturbodiesel discount!

ALH timing belt tool kit rental for 1999 (new style)-2003 VW Jetta and 1998-2003 VW Golf, New Beetle TDI

alh tool rental tdi

You can buy the ALH or similar engine tools from Metalnerd, make sure to ask for the myturbodiesel discount!

1 piece T10098a or 3418 (T10098a lets you lock the camshaft without removing the valve cover, 3418 requires valve cover removal) I have multiple style T10098a, they all work the same.

1 camshaft sprocket counterholder
1 camshaft sprocket puller
1 crankshaft sprocket holder
1 spanner wrench for the tensioner
1 3359 (either style)
1 5mm allen bit

Here is the procedure to remove and install the belt: mk4 1998-2003 TDI timing belt replacement: part 1-removal.

Mk5 and newer engine rear main seal guide tool VW# T10134

1 item T10134. Procedure: 1000q: mk5+ rear main seal replacement


Metalnerd sells a similar tool cheaper than the OEM tool, click this link or the banner below to check pricing!

Have a question about these tools?  Please post your question in the myturbodiesel forums or search the site: