Does this 2.5 volkswagen jetta se 2010 have a timing chain or timing belt or both. And need to know how to time it


I believe the engine in question is a straight 5 from vw range.

It has a timing chain and not the belt, A engine cannot have both.

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  • My car has both - kind of. It's a 2003 Passat 2.8 l and it has a timing belt in the front that keeps the intake cams in time with the crank, and chains in the back to keep the intake and exhaust cams in time with each other. It's not called a "timing chain," but a "cam chain." This had me terribly confused when I went to change the belt until I realized it has both. – Tom Nov 13 '15 at 2:56

The engine has a timing chain, instead of belts. The only belts present in the jetta engine are for the alternator and the compressor, not for timing !

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  • Hope you know there are also timing belts for camshafts! – Shobin P Nov 12 '15 at 7:03
  • I know , but for this particular engine there are chains . – Arka Patra Nov 12 '15 at 7:07
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    Yes, your answer though correct seems to be little generic, could you rephrase it. – Shobin P Nov 12 '15 at 7:08
  • Is it looking fine now ? – Arka Patra Nov 12 '15 at 7:12
  • Awesome! looks good. – Shobin P Nov 12 '15 at 7:13

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