1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL Timing Belt Removal & Installation

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL




Removal (AEG, AVH, AZG, BEV & BDC Engine Codes)

1. Remove right hand insulation tray from engine compartment. Remove engine cover. Rotate serpentine belt tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension. Remove serpentine belt. See Fig. 3 . Lock in place using Mandrel (T10060) or a drift.

2. Remove serpentine belt tensioner assembly. See Fig. 4 . Turn crankshaft to TDC position. See Fig. 5. Align TDC marks visible in bellhousing access hole. See Fig. 6 . Remove upper timing belt cover. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing mark aligns with mark on rear cover. See Fig. 5.

3. Support engine from above or below with floor jack to take engine weight off of mounts. Remove coolant reservoir and set aside. On Golf and Jetta, remove power steering reservoir (hoses attached), and set aside. On New Beetle, pull off EVAP hoses at EVAP canister and throttle valve housing.

4. On all models, remove engine mount from timing belt end of engine. See Fig. 7 . Remove crankshaft pulley from crankshaft sprocket. It is NOT necessary to remove center bolt (center bolt is torque-to-yield type that must be replaced if removed).

5. Remove timing belt covers. Remove engine support from front of engine. See Fig. 4 . Download File PDF

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