View Full Version : 2001 passat timing belt tensioner

02-17-2008, 02:15 AM
the timing belt tensioner on my passat is a little different than what is shown in my Haynes manual. the manual shows one with an "adjustment bolt". the one on my car is much simpler, essentially just a pulley with an offset mounting bolt. there is a fork that comes off the pulley and rests atop a rod which sets in the same location where the manual says a spring should be. I am 99.9% sure that this is the original factory set up. to get the belt off, I just removed the tensioner by removing the offset mounting bolt. but I need to release the tensioner to get the new belt on, and then I assume I will have to adjust the tension once the new belt is on..
any help?

02-19-2008, 05:31 PM
sclaark - What engine are you working with?