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How to Replace timing belt on Citroen C3 1.1 2009-

Replacement Interval Guide

  • Citroen recommend:
  • C2/C3 I/II/III/C3 Pluriel:
  • →28/07/05: Replacement every 80,000 miles or 10 years under normal conditions or 50,000 miles or 10 years under adverse conditions.
  • 29/07/05→: Replacement every 100,000 miles or 10 years under normal conditions or 75,000 miles or 10 years under adverse conditions.
  • Berlingo:
  • →28/07/05: Replacement every 75,000 miles or 10 years under normal conditions or 60,000 miles or 10 years under adverse conditions.
  • 29/07/05→: Replacement every 100,000 miles or 10 years under normal conditions or 80,000 miles or 10 years under adverse conditions.
  • The previous use and service history of the vehicle must always be taken into account.

Check For Engine Damage

CAUTION: This engine has been identified as an INTERFERENCE engine in which the possibility of valve-to-piston damage in the event of a timing belt failure is MOST LIKELY to occur. A compression check of all cylinders should be performed before removing the cylinder head.

Repair Times – hrs

Remove & install:
C2/C3 I/II/C3 Pluriel 2,10
C3 III 1,80
Berlingo 1,90

Special Tools

  • C3 III: Auxiliary drive belt tensioner pulley locking tool – Citroen No.0188-Q1.
  • C3 III: Auxiliary drive belt tensioner pulley adjusting tool – Citroen No.0188-Z.
  • Camshaft timing pin – Citroen No.4507-T.B or 0132-RZ.
  • Flywheel timing pin – Citroen No.4507-T.A or 0132-QY.
  • Tensioner retaining tool – Citroen No.4200-T.H or 0153-AL.
  • Timing belt retaining clip – Citroen No.4533-T.AD or 0153-AE.

Special Precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.
How to Replace timing belt on Citroen C3 1.1 2009-
How to Replace timing belt on Citroen C3 1.1 2009-

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH splash guard.
      • Auxiliary drive belt. C3 III: Use tool Nos.0188-Q1 & 0188-Z.
      • Crankshaft pulley bolts [1] .
      • Crankshaft pulley [2] .
      • Oil filter (if necessary).
  3. C2/C3/C3 Pluriel: Support engine.
  4. Remove:
      • C2: Secondary air injection (AIR) pump and bracket.
      • Timing belt covers [3] & [4] .
  5. Turn crankshaft clockwise to setting position.
  6. Insert timing pin in camshaft sprocket [5] . Tool No.4507-T.B or 0132-RZ.
  7. Insert flywheel timing pin [6] . Tool No.4507-T.A or 0132-QY.
  8. C2/C3/C3 Pluriel: Remove RH engine mounting and bracket.
  9. Slacken tensioner pulley nut to release tension on belt [7] .
  10. Move tensioner pulley away from belt. Lightly tighten nut [7] .
  11. Remove timing belt.

    NOTE: DO NOT refit used belt.

Installation

  1. Check tensioner pulley and water pump sprocket for smooth operation.
  2. Ensure timing pins located correctly [5] & [6] .
  3. Fit timing belt to crankshaft sprocket.
  4. Secure belt to crankshaft sprocket with retaining clip. Tool No.4533-T.AD or 0153-AE [8] .
  5. Fit timing belt in following order:
      • Camshaft sprocket.
      • Water pump sprocket.
      • Tensioner pulley.

    NOTE: Ensure belt is taut between sprockets. Ensure arrow on belt faces direction of rotation.

  6. Remove:
      • Timing pins [5] & [6] .
      • Retaining clip [8] .
  7. Fit new tensioner pulley nut [7] . Finger tighten.
  8. Turn tensioner pulley until pointer at position shown [9] . Use Allen key [10] .
  9. Insert tensioner retaining tool [11] . Tool No.4200-T.H or 0153-AL.
  10. Temporarily tighten tensioner pulley nut to 10 Nm [7] .
  11. C2/C3 I/II/C3 Pluriel: Turn crankshaft four turns clockwise to setting position.
  12. C3 III: Turn crankshaft ten turns clockwise to setting position.

    NOTE: DO NOT allow crankshaft to turn anti-clockwise.

  13. Insert timing pins [5] & [6] .
  14. If timing pins cannot be inserted easily, repeat installation procedure.
  15. Remove timing pins [5] & [6] .
  16. Hold tensioner pulley in position. Use Allen key [10] . Slacken tensioner pulley nut [7] .
  17. Remove tensioner retaining tool [11] .
  18. Turn tensioner pulley until pointer at position shown [12] . Use Allen key [10] .
  19. If pointer passes notch [13] , repeat tensioning procedure.
  20. Hold tensioner pulley. Use Allen key [10] . Tighten tensioner pulley nut [7] . Tightening torque: 21±2 Nm.

    NOTE: Ensure tensioner pulley does not move when tightening nut [7] . If tensioner pulley moves: Repeat tensioning procedure.

  21. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  22. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts [1] . Tightening torque: 25±6 Nm.

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