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Hey guys!

So I was trying to change out the timing belt on my 01 V70 2.4T over the weekend and came up on a snag that I can't seem to get around. I read and read and read about not needing to remove the vibration damper pulley and that you could guide the belt around it, although tight, doable. However, when I actually got around to that area, there's a plastic shield that's covering the crankshaft gear from the vibration pulley and I can't remove that to wiggle the belt out. I don't have any air tools, so that's out, and I would reallly like to avoid buying the crankshaft counterhold tool from the dealer if possible, so if anyone can help me out, how'd you get the belt off the crank without removing the pulley?

PS: I also read somewhere that if you remove the 2x10mm bolts on the bottom of that plastic cover that's covering the bottom of the timing belt on the crank gear, that you can slide the bottom cover off...well, to me, that piece of plastic looks like it's one big piece that's incorporated with the plastic shield that goes all the way from the bottom to the top of the engine.
 

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That plastic piece next to the pulley is separate from the front cover, it should come off once you remove the few bolts.
 

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hmm, i guess I'll have to go down there and play with it again! Thanks for the tip, sjmcarz!
 

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Looking at the crankshaft from inside the wheelwell, at around 2 o'clock, you will see the plastic piece held in with two 10mm bolts (on the side). I access them with a 10mm ratcheting box wrench, though a regular wrench should do. Once you remove the bolds just pull the plastic piece up and it will slide right out. Then you should have no trouble removing the belt.
 

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another question: for the timing belt tensioner, at position should the eccentric on the inside be set to? I heard to move it to the 2-o-clock position...is that right?
 
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