Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: serpentine belt – VW Passat 3C5. Tools you might need:
Replacement: serpentine belt – VW Passat 3C5. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Combination spanner #16
Torx bit T25
Ratchet wrench
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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. How to change Poly V-Belt on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
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    Step 2
    Unscrew the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 3
    Clean the fasteners of the locker.Use a wire brush.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 5
    Remove the wheel arch cover.
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    Step 6
    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #16.
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    Step 7
    Remove the V-ribbed belt.
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    Step 8
    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.
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    Step 9
    Install the V-ribbed belt.
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    Step 10
    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #16.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – Passat 3C5. Tip:
    Make sure that the V-ribbed belt fits all pulleys snugly.
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    Step 11
    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position. Use a combination spanner #16.
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    Step 12
    Install the wheel arch cover to its mounting seat.
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    Step 13
    Install and tighten the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 14
    Lower the car.
    Step 15
    Run the engine for a few minutes.This is necessary in order to make sure that the component operates properly.
    Step 16
    Shut off the engine.
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