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2003 Volkswagen Passat Question: i have to replace my alternator. should they replace the timing belt as well.

 

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ginnydog, Richmond, VA, November 24, 2011, 14:56
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it is a 2.8 V6 so the whole front end has to removed to get to the alternator. so since the car is at 83,000, should i go ahead and have them replace the timing belt/water pump since they are already in there.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, November 24, 2011, 15:39
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    If you plan on keeping the car long term it may save a a duplication of labor to do the timing belt now. I hate it when simple repairs become so intensive (poor design) but when you can save labor down the road you may be better of doing the timing belt now.

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