Timing belt change made easy
▶ The importance of regularly replacing the timing belt is often forgotten by some motorists, even though a failed belt can mean, at best, an expensive repair and, at worst, a failed engine.
Replacing the timing belt is normally a simple task – or it would be if the engine was sitting on a workbench! The toughest part of any timing belt change is stripping down the required parts to access the belt.
For a belt change, the 2006 Audi A4 S line has a book time of 2.6 hours, most of which is taken up by removing the front of the vehicle. Once this has been stripped away, exposing the front of the engine, the timing belt is one of the easiest to access and replacing it is certainly the quickest part of the job
With the front of the Audi removed, access to the timing belt is exceptional.