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2.7T Timing Belt Replacement
Disconnect headlight washer line using quick disconnect locate on driver
side. You can see it in the earlier picture inside the front bumper. Be
ready to catch some spillage or mop it up. "Cork" the open washer line
with a bolt or turn it upward where it won't leak.
is a simple clip to slide back and you can separate it like
Pry the bumper (with strong hands) away from the fender at the wheel well
to pop it out of the guide that it is mounted to. I had difficulty with
this and was surprised how much force I had to use to free the bumper from
the bumper guide. Pop out both sides.
A9. Grab whole bumper and
pull it forward off of the car. Be ready - it has more weight to it than
you might think.
- Remove (partially) the "Lock Carrier"
B1. Remove hood release
cable from latch mechanism. This is easy after removing the rubber cover
inside the engine compartment.
B2. Remove duct between snorkel and
B3. Remove plastic shrouds from around radiator (sides and
bottom). Pull the small screws back in the holes for safe
B4. Remove 2 wire retainers at bottom for air temperature
sensor and move the sensor out of the way.
B5. Remove Intercooler
ducts left and right. I also cleaned some gunk out of my intercoolers at
B6. Disconnect power steering cooling line support
brackets from lower lock carrier. Leave the hoses connect but let them
bend down and tuck under the car out of the way. Be careful not to stress
the hoses or connections more than necessary.
Disconnect electrical connector on A/C condenser.
Disconnect electrical connector on two horns left and right.
Disconnect the three electrical connectors under the cover near the power
B11. Drain radiator. I could not drain it per
Bentley so I just did the old school remove lower radiator hose. You have
to remove it anyway. Of course you must have something to catch the
coolant and be sure that the car is completely cool by this
B12. While you are down there unplug the coolant temperature
sender right near lower radiator hose.
B13. Disconnect upper
radiator hose on driver side and top of radiator.
B14. Remove front
fan with T-30 torx on lower lock carrier and 10mm bolts on top
B15. Remove 10mm bolts and brackets supporting the A/C
condenser. Swing the condenser out of the way to the passenger side
(leaving the hoses connected) and support it trying to put as little
stress as possible on the hoses and connections.
Remove 4x T-30 torx bolts on top of lock carrier near fenders:
Remove 2x T-30 torx bolts oriented horizontally in sides near turn