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Timing belt broke on a 99 audi a8 is the motor damaged?

Is this an interference engine?

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SOURCE: replace belt serpentine audi a8 2006

relatively easy. just weave the belt over, under and around the pulleys the way its show on the belt patter on the label on the radiator., or make note before pukking off old one. Good luck. Watch the fingers!

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If it's anything like the six cylinder engines from Audi, which I'm very familiar with, and from what I remember of the V8, you have a timing belt that drives the water pump, crank, and exhaust cams, and also includes a tensioner and an idler roller. The timing chains come into play in the cylinder heads. What Audi did was to only drive the exhaust cams off of the crank, using the timing belt, and inside each cylinder head there is a timing chain assembly that is used to drive the intake cams off the exhaust cams. On a periodic service (like the timing service) you only need to do the timing belt. The timing chains are only replaced if the tensioners fail - you'll know this by a diesel-like clatter from the cylinder heads. Failure of the chain drive assemblies is very rare, which is good because they're incredibly expensive (on the V6 engines they're upwards of $700 each). If you're doing this job because it's due based on mileage, don't touch the timing chains in the cylinder heads - only change the timing belt, tensioner roller, relay arm, hydraulic tensioner, idler pulley, water pump, and serpentine belt. You can leave the chains alone.

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SOURCE: need 2000 Audi A8 4.2 engine timing belt marks

There are no alignment marks on the camshafts, you must use the camshaft holder tool T40005 in conjunction with the crankshaft holder tool 3242 to properly align the camshaft and crankshaft

CAUTION: Incorrect removal or installation of the timing belt can result in damage to internal engine components.

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For the Audi A8 code P0735 "Gear 5 Ratio incorrect" is a transmission problem and should be taken to a transmission shop that you trust. Have a good day.

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