Special Tools for VW Jetta Timing Belt Replacement 1.8T

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Do I need special tools? Can I do it without the tools?

When replacing the VW Jetta timing belt on my 1.8T model, do I need the special tools? On single-cam VW engines it is possible to achieve good general timing without the special tools. However some special tools are needed for the related timing belt components.

It's important to take your time well performing the VW Jetta 1.8T 20 valve timing belt service. If the timing is off several degrees the check engine light could appear and a lack of performance is often noticed or slight variations in timing or orientation can result in catastrophic engine damage (e.g. bent valves). Remember, you're performing a crucial maintenance repair.

When replacing the VW Jetta timing belt on my 1.8T 20 valve model, do I need the special tools? The 1.8T 20 valve engine has no specific tools to hold the crankshaft and camshaft in an exact place well changing your timing belt. The engine timing marks are referenced by the timing alignment marks placed by the factory. There are some special tools that can make VW Jetta timing belt service much easier. This would include special tools for counter holding the crankshaft sprocket well loosening and tightening the crankshaft bolt as well as the camshaft sprocket bolt. Other beneficial tools include the cam and crank seal removers, cam and cranks seal installers, and eccentric wrench for properly tensioning the timing belt tensioner.

Special VW Jetta Timing Belt ToolsBasic Descriptions of Essential VW Jetta Timing Belt Tools:

3099 or 3415 - Crankshaft pulley retainer bar.
3036 - Camshaft sprocket holder.
3212 - Viscous fan spanner wrench.
3369 or 3411 - Bumper support tool.

NOTE: The following tools are used depending on the depth of VW Jetta timing belt service that you're performing and if you've chosen to change the cam or crank seals.

V159 - Eccentric pulley pin wrench.
2085 - Camshaft seal remover tool.
2085/1 - Camshaft seal install guide tool.
3241/1 and 3241/4 - Camshaft seal installer tools.
3203 - Crankshaft seal remover.
3265 - Crankshaft seal installer tool.
3083 - Front crank seal installer tools.
T45 - Torx socket bit.

SPECIAL NOTE: Engine and Transmission Support Tools for VW A4 Platform used in VW Jetta 1.8T models

The transverse mounted engine this is used in the VW Jetta 1.8T A4 platform features a timing belt that runs through the center of the passenger side motor mount bracket. This motor mount bracket must be removed to perform the timing belt service. To remove the motor mount bracket the engine and transmission needs to be properly supported. If they are not properly supported, damage can occur to the engine, transmission, fenders, and body of the car. It is necessary to use of the factory specified and specifically designed VW A4 chassis special tools listed below. Due to their size and complexity these tools are not available through us and are not included in our tool rental kits.

The following tools are NOT included in our tool rental kit:

10-222 A - Engine and transmission support bar set.
10-222 A/1 - Audi TT platform engine support bar to fender brackets.
3180 - Engine support bracket.


VW Jetta Timing Belt Tool Rental Program

How Does Our Tool Rental Program Work? As a courtesy and for a small fee ($45.00-$55.00), we offer the option of renting an VW Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit to customers who purchase one of our BLAU VW Timing Belt Replacement Kits. Our VW timing belt tool rental program allows technicians to use the special tools required, without the investment. For example, a set of special timing belt tools for a newer TDI engine (BEW, BRM, BHW) can cost around $800 or more.

A VW Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit can be in your possession for a total of 7 days. We add appropriate transit time to your 7 day rental. When you receive your package, your invoice and the tool kit itself will have the specified date that your tool rental kit is required back (received in our facility).

What is a tool deposit? A tool deposit is an amount of money put down at the time of tool rental to ensure the return of the tool kit and adherence to our rental policies, agreement, and procedures. This is a good faith tool deposit. The deposit amount varies depending on the actual replacement cost of tools. The refund of your deposit is given when the tool kit has been returned in complete and good condition. For more information see our Tool Rental Policy.

PLEASE NOTE: The small fee we charge doesn't even cover the costs associated with this tool rental program. We offer this as a courtesy to our customers, whom we view as friends. With this in mind, our VW Timing Belt Tool Rental Kits are not available without the purchase of a BLAU VW Timing Belt Replacement Kit. Purchasing a timing belt kit and tool rental kit from Blauparts with the intent of using the tools to install timing belt parts purchased elsewhere and then returning our timing belt kit is not allowed. Due to the complications of international laws, shipping variables, duties, taxes, and returns, tool rental kits are not available to rent outside of the contiguous 48 US states. Thank you for your understanding.

 

1.8T VW Jetta Timing Belt Replacement Kits

BLAU OFFICIAL O.E. INA VW Jetta Timing Belt Kits for 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

Gen II BLAU® VW Jetta Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.8T engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

  • Base INA VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Jetta Timing
      Belt
    • NTN VW Jetta Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN VW Jetta Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Idler
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit Base

    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced INA VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Jetta Timing
      Belt
    • NTN VW Jetta Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN VW Jetta Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Idler
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket & Hardware
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Bracket
      Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates VW Jetta Timing
      Belt
    • NTN VW Jetta Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN VW Jetta Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Idler
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket & Hardware
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (2 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Bracket
      Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +