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Customer: My friend started doing a timing belt change on a 02 audi 3.0 removed the belt without locking the cams and crank. Need help setting timing on the cams both banks.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hi im kevin do you have the model and engine code ?

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

If you have info il try to help?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Don't have the engine code but it's an 02 Audi 3.0l
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Meant don't have the engine code at the moment am at work
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Ok this engine doesnt come with timing marks the only way to set timing if you havent marked cams is to purchase cam timing tools

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

I can send set up info but it wont help without tools

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have the tools
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.


  • Raise and support front of vehicle.
  • Disconnect exhaust pipe for auxiliary heater from engine undershield (if fitted).
  • Remove:
    • Engine undershield.
    • Air filter cover.
    • Air intake pipe between front panel and air filter.
    • LH engine cover.
    • Front bumper.
    • Front panel bolts 1.
  • Install support guides No.tn3369 in front panel 2.
  • Remove front panel bolts 3.
  • Slide front panel forward.
  • Refit upper rear bolts in rear holes to steady front panel.
  • Remove:
    • Front engine cover.
  • Turn auxiliary drive belt tensioner clockwise. Use tool No.tn3299.
  • Remove auxiliary drive belt.

    Note: Mark direction of rotation on auxiliary drive belt with chalk.

  • Remove:
    • Auxiliary drive belt tensioner.
    • PAS pump pulley. Use tool No.tn3212.
    • Crankshaft pulley bolts 4.
    • Crankshaft pulley 5.

    Note: Thrust washer 6 only fitted to crankshaft sprocket with part No. 06C 105 063 A.

  • Remove:
    • Timing belt covers 7.
    • Rear engine cover.
  • Move coolant expansion tank to one side. DO NOT disconnect hoses.
  • Remove:
    • Air filter housing and hoses.
    • Dipstick and tube.
    • Air hose from RH cylinder head.
    • Ignition coils.
    • Both rear crankcase breather hoses.
    • Both cylinder head covers.
  • Turn crankshaft clockwise until camshaft lobes for No.3 cylinder (CA1 & CA2) angled upwards 8.
  • Fit locking tool to camshafts. No.3 cylinder 9. Tool No.tnT40030.
  • Fit locking tool to camshafts. No.4 cylinder 10. Tool No.tnT40030.

    Note: Rock crankshaft slightly to ensure locking tools located correctly.

    Note: Tighten locking tools no more than 10 Nm.

  • Disconnect wiring from engine coolant blower run-on motor (if fitted).
  • Remove blanking plug from cylinder block 11.

    Note: Blanking plug situated on LH side rear of cylinder block.

  • Screw in crankshaft locking tool. Tool No.tnT40026.
  • Remove circlip and centre blanking cap from each camshaft sprocket.
  • Slacken bolt of each camshaft sprocket slightly 12.
  • Turn tensioner pulley (T1) anti-clockwise until holes in pushrod and tensioner body aligned. Use 8 mm Allen key 13.
  • Retain pushrod with locking pin through hole in tensioner body 14. Tool No.tnT40011.
  • Slacken tensioner pulley bolt (T2) 15.
  • Remove timing belt.

    Note: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.


  • Lightly tighten bolt of each camshaft sprocket 12. Ensure camshaft sprockets can turn freely but not tilt.
  • Fit timing belt in clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket.

    Note: Check edge of timing belt aligned with edge of sprockets.

  • Turn tensioner pulley (T2) clockwise until tool aligned with centre of water pump pulley 16. Tool No.tn3387.
  • Hold tool and tighten tensioner pulley bolt 15. Tightening torque: 45 Nm.
  • Install torque wrench to hexagon of tensioner pulley (T1) 13.
  • Apply clockwise torque of 45 Nm to tensioner pulley (T1) 13.
  • Turn tensioner pulley (T1) slowly anti-clockwise until locking pin can be removed 14.
  • Remove locking pin from tensioner body to release pushrod 14.
  • Tension timing belt in clockwise direction to 25 Nm13.
  • Remove torque wrench.
  • Fit adjusting tool to camshaft sprocket CA4. Tool No.tnT40028.
  • Turn camshaft sprocket clockwise and apply a torque of 10 Nm17.
  • Fit adjusting tool to camshaft sprocket CA1. Tool No.tnT40028.
  • Turn camshaft sprocket clockwise and apply a torque of 10 Nm18.
  • Tighten bolt of each camshaft sprocket 12. Tightening torque: 100 Nm.
  • Fit centre blanking cap and circlip to each camshaft sprocket.
  • Remove:
    • Camshaft locking tools 9 & 10.
    • Crankshaft locking tool 11.
  • Fit blanking plug. Tightening torque: 25 Nm.
  • Fit crankshaft pulley.

    Note: Ensure notches aligned with tab on crankshaft sprocket 19.

  • Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts to 23 Nm4.
  • Install components in reverse order of removal.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I need something with pictures please
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

There is a picture in link

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This procedure is assuming you had the old belt on is that correct?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Yes but the tools will only fit in certain places

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Copy that so Ca3 and Ca4 will be aligned by the tool for that bank? Which cam lobes would be facing upward on that bank?
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Unfortunately my info doesnt tell me

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok because I need to make sure that this bank is timed correctly too that info would be very helpful
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Let me opt out il see if anyone else has this

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Anyone willing to help please

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