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  1. B5 Garage
    Grinding, assuming the bearing is bad. Now I need to remove the fan. AC is still working, no overheating issues. Pulley has some rubber skid marks on it from the extra friction. I know it's starting to seize up. What's the easiest way to get the bearing out once the fan and pulley are...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley. I forgot to check the other pulleys while I had the belt off. How do I check the other pulleys? Is it as simple as releasing the tension on the belt via the tensioner and then spinning each of the other pulleys to hear if they make any...
  3. B5 Garage
    Hi, in the middle of changing timing belt, I have the cam pulley locking bar and crankshaft locking tools. I have rotated the engine so that Cylinder 3 is at TDC. However, the right camshaft holes are perfectly horizontal but the left camshaft pulley sits at a very slight upward slope, as if...
  4. B5 Garage
    I have changed the water pump on my AEB and upon getting everything back together I noticed the water pump pulley and the power steering pump pulley are not flush. The water pump pulley sits a little behind the power steering pump pulley and causes the belt to not sit right and rub against the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So...out for a sunday drive. Alternator workshop message flashes up with the usual VW beep. No noticeable difference in the way it drove, just what sounded like a slipping belt. Thought ok...turn around head home and take a look. Opened the bonnet and was shocked to see the alternator pulley had...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The power steering pulley is making a grinding noise in my wife's V6. Is it an easy job? Does this mean something else besides the pulley needs replacing?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I searched quite a while and couldn't get a definitive answer. Sorry if I missed it. 2001 B5 1.8 GLS wagon I want to remove and replace the a/c compressor clutch bearing, which is screeching. Do I have to put 'er in service position, or can I unbolt the compressor, leaving the lines on, and...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm rebuilding the front end of my 2001 vw Passat 2.8 v6 manual. And I have a warped power steering pulley. I took out the 3 Allen bolts to put the new one on but I swear to god I can't get this thing off. The center looks pretty rusty but I have sprayed it with PB blaster and hit it to...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 GLS Wagon 2.8L (ATQ) H6 drive took out seven bolts, just spins in #8. My job to renew gaskets and seals - both sides - is stalled until I can get this out. Any good ideas? I guess I could take out the crankshaft bolt(!) but would rather leave it on (unless I see that the crankshaft seal...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. Ive successfully replaced my timing belt on my b5 v6. I purchased the ECS ultimate kit that contains all timing components. My main problem now is that I cannot for the life of me get the fan pulley assembly back on. I am able to thread in the 2 6mm hex bolts as well as the 1 hidden 6mm...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The passenger side camshaft pulley turned about 30 deg clockwise. I read up before posting and it seems to happen occasionally when the bar is removed. I have the pin in and tried to turn the crankshaft with the pin in to ensure it was locked and it didn't move. I loosened the bots with the...
  12. Parts For Sale
    Part# ECS 1072CSLVR, purchased from ECS for my 2001 1.8T (AUG) but never installed. (may fit others) $130 + ship.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alternator belt and AirConditioning belt have snapped together. I've stripped it down and found that the idler pulley to the right of the crankshaft pulley which is attached to a metal bracket that joins to the dampner has play in it...when I push the pulley the pullay and the bracket rock back...
  14. B5 Garage
    Replaced the alternator in my B5 V6 last week, oh what a fun job that was. All was perfect until yesterday. Let the husband drive the car as I had to go get the tabs for his. Got the dreaded "alternator workshop, beep beep beep, flashing battery light" phone call. Rushed home. Have been...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed the rubber sandwich section on my son's front pulley had pushed out and rubbed on the lower timing belt cover when I changed the timing belt last year (when we bought the car). I trimmed the rubber that was pushed out and wanted to replace the pulley, but I did not have one available...
  16. B5 Garage
    Loose or missing fan pulley bracket bolts has resulted in broken fan blades on the driven fan. Can I install: new bolts, new fan clutch, new fan without removing all the front end stuff - normally associated with a timing belt job, i.e. putting the front in service position? Thanks much for...
  17. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2003 passat v6 engine. 3 months ago I had my alternator replaced at a auto shop. They replaced my belt as well. When they told me they finished the work I went there and picked up my car. I did not check anything they installed. Today, I have my car looked at an volkswagon shop for...
  18. New Member Introductions
    I just had my 100,000 mile service done about 8 weeks ago, shortly thereafter when I was out of my car I heard a ticking in noise. (My 06 has always has a ticking noise) but the was new. Vw said it was a tensioner pulley. Would that not have been checked when the new timing belt was put on...
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