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I'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
 

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I'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
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.html

I have a diagram of the belt routing if you need it. When you look up into the engine area from underneath, you will see the 19mm bolt on the tensioner, nothing else in there is that big. Make sure you use a long torque wrench or breaker bar to turn the bolt clockwise as a normal length ratchet will not budge it (ask me how I know).

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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?

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Make sure you use a long torque wrench or breaker bar to turn the bolt clockwise as a normal length ratchet will not budge it (ask me how I know).

Roger
OK. So how do you know?
 

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OK. So how do you know?
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.

Siberian, that's the same as mine (2004) also.
 

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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?

siberian
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.
 

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Thanks for the info in here guys. Just bought an 05 V8 off my dad last week with just over 70K miles on it, the serpentine belt frayed and started whipping the underside of the hood on my way home from work yesterday. Caught it right away so just trimmed it off and carried on. Dealership wanted 90$ for the belt and .9 hours and couldnt get the part in until tuesday. I called the local parts shop here and they overnighted one in for me for under $40 :) Just saved myself close to $200! Tensioner and idler pulley are both OK but Ill change em out in a few months anyways when I do my timing belt. 30 mins later shes good as new. Dealer maintenance and oil changes every 5,000 miles since new but original serpentine belt it looks like :confused:

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I'd charge your dad for the belt... after all you just bought it right? :cool:

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I'd charge your dad for the belt... after all you just bought it right? :cool:

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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!
 

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Try Alretta

Anyone have a good source for a tensioner? My pulley bearing melted itself today...
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.

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Geoff
 

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Thanks - was having trouble finding one that I could get quickly... Ended up talking to the local VW dealer and they'll have the part for me in the morning.
 

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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.

Regards,

Geoff
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.
 
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