Jetta L4-1781cc 1.8L SOHC (ACC) Can (1995)
reduces crank/cam pulley movement once the belt is removed which helps to minimize any possible confusion.
The alignment marks may be dirty and difficult to locate. Pre-positioning the crankshaft will make it easier to locate the marks.
Remove the distributor cap and observe the position of the rotor.
Using the crankshaft bolt, rotate the crankshaft until the distributor rotor is nearly pointing towards the #1 cylinder position.
Then slowly rotate the crankshaft until the timing indicator is pointing at the "0"/TDC degree mark.
NOTE: Remember that the crankshaft rotates twice for every rotation of the camshaft and distributor. The rotor must be pointing towards #1
cylinder terminal when the timing mark reaches 0 degrees.
Removal and Installation Tips and Hints (Maintenance)
TIMING BELT REMOVAL
Prior to removing the timing belt, inspect all drive belts. Since the drive belts will need to be removed to replace the timing belt it would be
convenient to have any necessary replacement belts on hand should any the drive belts show excessive wear.
After the timing belt covers are removed, verify the camshaft and crankshaft are properly aligned.
Verify that all timing belt cover gaskets and inspection hole covers are intact. Any missing gaskets or covers could allow moisture and debris to
enter the covers and damage the belt.
NOTE: In cold climates, any moisture which enters the covers may eventually freeze on the timing belt or between the belt and the pulley,
resulting in the belt skipping teeth.
TIMING BELT INSTALLATION
When positioning or removing the camshaft and crankshaft pulleys, do not grasp the teeth of the pulleys with pliers or any other metal object.
CAUTION: Any nick or burr left on the pulleys may result in premature belt failure.
When installing the timing belt:
Do not use any device to pry the belt over a pulley
Do not lubricate the pulleys with any type of fluid or penetrating oil to ease in slipping the belt on.
Always install the belt such that the initial slack is on the tensioner side of the pulleys. If any slack is left on the opposite side, when the tensioner
is released the pulleys will turn and the belt alignment will be incorrect.
After installing and tensioning the belt, recheck the alignment of the camshafts and crankshaft.
Removal and Installation Tips and Hints (Broken Belt)
TIMING BELT REMOVAL