Timing chain or cam belt

Asked by Jan 10, 2017 at 07:38 AM about the Audi A3 Sportback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does my Audi A3 1.6 fsi 2006 sportback have a
timing chain or cam belt

6 Answers

73,175

I am not seeing any listings on a Audi A3 1.6L, All I see is a 2.0L that is belt driven.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
73,175

If this is a 4 cylinder it is going to have a belt, the v6 has chains. If you are going to replace the belt it is recommended to change out the water pump and pulleys, tensioners, you'll be right there anyway, no sense in tearing it down twice.

50,855

Looks like it might have a timing chain. We could tell yo for sure if you post a photo of the front of your engine. Take a look at the link...http://replace-timing-belt.com/how-to-replace-timing-chain-on- audi-a3-1-6-fsi-2005-2007/

73,175

That is weird, checked out that sight and it show a timing chain. Every thing I have looked up shows a timing belt. So ya it needs to be looked at to see what it has.

50,855

The 1.6 FSI is a 16 valve DOHC. Several other sites I looked say could be a belt. I am confused just as you are. A photo of the engine would confirm it.

10

The a3 has both a cambelt and a timing chain the timing chain will sound like diesel car when it's due for a change. Best you do it soonest. Cambelt is on the left side of the engine and the chain is on the right side. The cambelt you change every 100000km. I have done both on my à3 and it's now at 165000km with no problem.

Your Answer

A3 Sportback

Looking for a Used A3 Sportback in your area?

CarGurus has 2 nationwide A3 Sportback listings starting at $47,900.

Postal Code:

Audi A3 Sportback Experts

  • #1
    Lutha
    Reputation
    10
  • #1
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    10
  • #1
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    10
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi A3
13 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $3,995
Used Audi A4
47 Great Deals out of 680 listings starting at $3,900
Used Audi A5
9 Great Deals out of 216 listings starting at $13,900
Used Audi A5 Sportback
20 listings starting at $53,719
Used BMW 3 Series
141 Great Deals out of 1,896 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A6
4 Great Deals out of 154 listings starting at $4,500
Used Audi A4 Allroad
34 listings starting at $19,999
Used Audi A4 Avant
6 listings starting at $5,895
Used Audi Q3
126 listings starting at $26,990
Used Audi S3
26 listings starting at $36,495
Used Audi RS 3
8 listings starting at $66,810
Used Audi Q5
53 Great Deals out of 402 listings starting at $12,688
Used Audi A7
6 Great Deals out of 65 listings starting at $26,999
Used Ford Mustang
11 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi S4
7 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $9,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.