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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old November 13th, 2019, 17:43   #1
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Montrose, Pa
Default serpentine belt broke!

12*f this morning, started car to let it idle for about 10 minutes, went down to car got in,battery light in panel was on. Opened hood, serp belt wasn't on it. So i shut car oof, and started to hunt for a new belt. Found one Auto Zone 18 miles from me, where i work P/T. Continental is brand belt. AZ does commercial deliveries up to where i live, so asked them to drop off at a friends garage, and call me when they left to deliver it.

So i went back out to car, checked tensioner pulley, Good, than locked up fan in alternator and checked its coupler pulley, free one way, locks up as supposed to. I am guessing a belt with 96K on it just gave it up because of the cold weather.

Drove to friends shop, he let me change belt, outside. Did it from the top, moved fuel filter can, it was tight but it all went okay...other than it was gosh dang cold!
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Old November 14th, 2019, 09:36   #2
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Be glad that belt didn't whip around and into the TB cover. Others were not as fortunate as you and a new head was in order.

Any dry rotting on the belt that you saw? was it frayed where it broke or was it a clean break?
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Old November 14th, 2019, 19:26   #3
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there was cracks in v's on belt, look like in a few places the v's delaminated off, break was clean but always has string ends where they break.
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