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Customer: ***** ***** here need some help
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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

If you have info il try to help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't have the engine code but it's an 02 Audi 3.0l
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Meant don't have the engine code at the moment am at work
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have the tools
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I need something with pictures please
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

There is a picture in link

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This procedure is assuming you had the old belt on is that correct?
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Yes but the tools will only fit in certain places

Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Unfortunately my info doesnt tell me

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok because I need to make sure that this bank is timed correctly too that info would be very helpful
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Let me opt out il see if anyone else has this

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anyone willing to help please

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