I have a 93 Eurovan MV coming home from the last trip the ac compressor locked up and fried the serpentine belt. I got it all put back together only to find the timing belt had been compromised too. I have it all disassembled but I can not get the press on pulley off. Is there some trick?
Well I fooled around with it some more and got off. Now to put it all back together...
What part are you confused about?
Did you put a new timing belt on and correctly sync the cam and crank (or at the very least if the old belt was damaged but had never skipped, did you put the new belt on without losing synchronization)?
I did not know the extent of the damage until I took it apart. Part of the serpentine belt got into the timing belt's pathway and striped teeth off. Right now I have parts on order. I was not sure how I was going to go with this repair. I found the bill for the last time the belt broke $670 in 06. I can't afford that right now so I started taking things apart this morning. I am going to have to align the timing marks up. Not looking forward to that but I have an acquaintance who is VW mechanic. I am hoping he might be able to help with the marks. How ever he does not like working on EVs.
Thanks for the reply Matt. I have followed your posts with your old EV and the new one too! I would like to do the headlight upgrade sometime if i get past this timing belt issue.
I hope that the belt didn't slip because if it did, you could have valve damage. You won't really know until you get it back together and either do a compression check or just fire it up and see what happens.
The Eurovan's motor isn't that special really; it's a derivative of the 5-cylinder found in the VW Quantum/Audi 4000 with Digifant injection instead of CIS. Otherwise it's more or less the same general animal. It can be tricky though working with it because space in there can be tight with the transverse mounting and short hood.
Yes it is all good. I think the timing belt was easier than the serpentine belt. The spring on the serpentine belt is pretty stiff. I have not done a timing belt since my '76 Scirocco so I was reluctant to try... so far so good. Sounds better than ever.