You've probably finished this by now? Anyway, here is a link to my thread on the subject: http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f43/2004-v8-serpentine-belt-replacement-50489.htmlI'm replacing the serpentine belt on 05 Touareg V8, I need to know which pulley is the tensior pulley and how do I move it? Thanks
I thought it would be obvious that I tried with a regular ratchet first and failed miserably. I don't have a breaker bar so I used my 1/2 inch torque wrench which is quite long. The only hassle was I had to use a 1/2 to 3/8 adapter to the 19mm and there is VERY LITTLE ROOM to work between the bolt and the radiator fans. I had to put the socket on the bolt first and then work the ratchet with adapter onto that.OK. So how do you know?
That's the same layout as the 2004 I have. The 2nd pulley from the left looking at the diagram is the tensioner pulley and the 19mm bolt is just next to it. I didn't use the locking pin as I couldn't see or feel well enough in there to find it. I simply held the breaker bar and slipped the old belt off the far right lower pulley first, removed the breaker and then slipped the belt the rest of the way out. I then loomed the new belt around all the pulleys except the far right lower pulley, reinstalled the breaker and pulled tension while slipping the belt over the final pulley. It was pretty easy.Here's a diagram fro the 2008 V8 and I think the V6 is similar
BTW did you find you needed to use the locking pin? Does it make it easier?
haha I would have raised a stink, but I purchased the vehicle for low book value price with very favorable terms... Other than needing a good polish, its damn near perfect and also came with a set of bling bling summer wheels. He gladly picked the belt up for me from the shop (as to not jeopardize the egg) along with a case of beer so all is well!I'd charge your dad for the belt... after all you just bought it right?
Greetings. I am curious what is the bottom right pulley? as you look at it bottom right that is. it would be bottom left (drivers side) on the car. is that an idler pulley? and it bolts into a changeable bracket? My friend has one and it melted down the center fastener, so needs complete change. Thanks in advance for any help in this matter.Try Alretta
Give Alretta a call: we are a commercial member and I am a ten year owner now of an 04 V6.
I sell Goodyear brand and inventory Touareg tensioners and belts.