When to replace the Poly V-Belt on your VW PASSAT
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Serpentine belt : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change serpentine belt / v-ribbed belt on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Poly V-Belt for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: serpentine belt – VW Passat 3C5. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Combination spanner #16
Torx bit T25
Ratchet wrench
Replacement: serpentine belt – Passat Variant B6. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Poly V-Belt on Passat B6 Variant 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Poly V-Belt - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Unscrew the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 3
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    Clean the fasteners of the locker. Use a wire brush.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Poly V-Belt - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel arch cover.
  6. Step 6
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    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #16.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the V-ribbed belt.
  8. Step 8
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    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – Passat B6 3C Variant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check the condition of the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Replace them if necessary.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Poly V-Belt on Passat B6 Variant 2006 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Install the V-ribbed belt.
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