When to replace the Poly V-Belt on your AUDI A8
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Serpentine belt : 120000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Poly V-Belt for A8 (4D2, 4D8) and other AUDI models
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Tools
Replacement: serpentine belt – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tools you might need:
Combination spanner #17
Phillips screwdriver
Flat screwdriver
Fender cover
Replacement: serpentine belt – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). AUTODOC recommends:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: serpentine belt – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the air distribution housing assembly. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  2. Step 4
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    Remove the air distribution housing assembly.
  3. Step 5
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    Unscrew the engine cover fastener. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: serpentine belt – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  5. Step 7
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    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #17.
  6. Step 8
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    Remove the V-ribbed belt.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check the condition of the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Replace them if necessary.
  7. Step 9
    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position.
    Step 10
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    Install the V-ribbed belt.
  8. Step 11
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    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #17.
  9. Step 12
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    Place the serpentine belt on the crankshaft pulley.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tip:
    Make sure that the V-ribbed belt fits all pulleys snugly. Make sure that the V-ribbed belt is properly tensioned.
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