How to Replace Petrol and Diesel Engine Timing Belts or Chains Easily Without Special Locking Kits renault


Replacing toothed belts or chains can be challenging to replace. Many of these look complicated to replace, especially on 16 valve variants. Many manuals recommend the use of timing lock kits. For the most part, these do not need to be changed over time. But is required when the belt has snapped and causes internal engine damage.

Before you start it is crucial that you decide if the engine has a floating washer. Some Ford petrol engines and Renault engines have these, so be aware. And, if not taken up, can cause catastrophic engine damage.

This is a guide and not a vehicle specific, so some variations can be found with different vehicles.

So to start. In most cases, you will need to come to the watch strap or chain, which means that you must remove the air box, cooling water tank and engine mount. Followed by the time cover or housing. Removal of a road wheel, wheel arch liner and motor protection is necessary.

This is now where the interesting part begins. You will need a strong marker after my recommendation. Then complete the following.

  1. Mark the camshaft pulley at the top clearly on the front of the toothed recess along the heel strap on the rear plate. Also mark the top of the belt top. This is a reference for yourself when replacing the new belt.

  2. Mark all other toothed pulleys the same, including the washer, whether it is floating or not.

  3. If the engine has a floating crank, you must mark the flywheel in the same way. Some engines may require you to remove a flywheel cover. This gives you a reference mark when rebuilding a new belt.

  4. Easily remove the belt and replace all the conductors, adjustment disc and water pump if leaking or having a worn bearing.

  5. Take the old belt and place it beside the new belt, mark the new belt exactly the same as the removed belt. This once guarantees replacement, all markings will be in exactly the same place from when it was removed. More importantly, you know that it is properly mounted and the timing is perfect.

  6. Now attach the belt rod and the voltage must observe the recommended tensioning procedures. Some vehicles like the Volkswagen Diesel engines are very difficult to fit the new belt. This can easily be solved. Before installing the belt, leave the bottom of the guide until the new belt is mounted. Then simply mount the pulley and the tension.

  7. Make sure all timing marks are correct. At a floating pulley, attach the pulley tightly. Then rotate the engine's two full crankshaft turns and check that all timing marks match. Only the pulley markings will get married at the right time. All other markings must be ignored.

  8. Simply rebuild in reverse order and test drive.

This guide can be used and interpreted for most vehicles and engine types.