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Hey...In the middle of a timing belt replacement after my water pump failed! Trying to find some tips on how to get the timing belt on the easiest way with proper installation.
 

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I suggest the loosening the camshaft sprocket method. Take a look through the FAQ section for mk4 PD engine timing belt

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Update

I found it easiest to remove the tensioner and re-install it at the same time as the belt..

After I installed the belt and set the proper tension, I rotated the crankshaft through 2 rotations and re-set it to the TDC per Haynes manual...the camshaft seems to be slightly off from the indicator (two teeth)....should I remove the timing belt and adjust the camshaft??

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Just so there's no confusion, pictures would help.

The teeth on the indicator on the camshaft toothed window or the timing belt teeth? Was in the the middle before? It should look like the pictures in the timing belt writeup.
 

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It's the indicator on the camshaft sprocket...I was just looking at it slightly off angle...looked a little behind but after re-checking it, all is good!

Thanks for the write up!
 
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