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How to Replace timing belt on Renault Clio 3 1.4 2005-

Replacement Interval Guide

  • Renault recommend replacement every 72,000 miles or 5 years (tensioner pulley and guide pulley must be replaced).
  • 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(s).

Repair Times – hrs

Remove & install 5,20

Special Tools

  • Auxiliary drive belt tensioning tool – Renault No.Mot.1638 (manual tensioner).
  • Auxiliary drive belt tension gauge – Renault No.Mot.1505/1715.
  • Camshaft setting bar – Renault No.Mot.1496/1750.
  • Camshaft rear blanking plug removal tools – Renault No.Mot.1487/1488.
  • Crankshaft timing pin – Renault No.Mot.1489.
  • Guide pulley removal/fitting tool – Renault No.Mot.1368.

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 Renault Clio 3 1.4 2005-
How to Replace timing belt on Renault Clio 3 1.4 2005-

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • Plenum chamber cover.
      • Plenum chamber front panel.
      • Battery covers.
      • Battery.
      • Battery tray.
      • Air intake duct.
      • Air filter assembly.
      • Throttle body assembly.
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH front wheel arch liner.
      • Auxiliary drive belt.

    NOTE: Auxiliary drive belt(s), tensioner pulley and guide pulley(s) MUST be replaced.

  3. Support engine.

    NOTE: Mark position of RH engine mounting before removal.

  4. Remove:
      • RH engine mounting and bracket.
      • Blanking plugs from rear of camshafts. Use tool Nos.Mot.1487/1488.
      • Blanking plug from cylinder block [1] .
  5. Turn crankshaft clockwise until grooves in camshafts almost aligned [2] .

    NOTE: Grooves located below cylinder head upper face.

  6. Insert timing pin in cylinder block [3] . Tool No.Mot.1489.
  7. Turn crankshaft slightly until crankshaft web stops against timing pin [4] .
  8. Ensure grooves in camshafts aligned [2] .
  9. Lock flywheel with large screwdriver. Slacken crankshaft pulley bolt [5] .
  10. Remove:
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [5] .
      • Crankshaft pulley [6] .
      • Timing belt covers [7] & [8] .
  11. Slacken tensioner pulley nut [9] .
  12. Remove:
      • Tensioner nut [9] .
      • Tensioner pulley [10] .
      • Guide pulley [11] . Use tool No.Mot.1368.
      • Timing belt.
  13. Fit setting bar to rear of camshafts [12] . Tool No.Mot.1496/1750.

    NOTE: DO NOT allow crankshaft sprocket to fall off crankshaft.

Installation

NOTE: Timing belt, tensioner pulley and guide pulley MUST be replaced.

  1. Ensure timing pin inserted [3] . Ensure crankshaft web against timing pin [4] .
  2. Ensure grooves in camshafts aligned [2] .
  3. Ensure setting bar fitted correctly [12] .
  4. Remove crankshaft sprocket. Degrease sprocket. Degrease end of crankshaft. Refit crankshaft sprocket.

    NOTE: Crankshaft keyway at 12 o’clock position.

  5. Fit new tensioner pulley [10] .

    NOTE: Ensure lug on rear of tensioner pulley located in groove in cylinder head.

  6. Fit timing belt, starting at camshaft sprockets.
  7. Fit new guide pulley [11] . Tighten bolt to 45 Nm. Use tool No.Mot.1368. Ensure belt is taut on non-tensioned side.
  8. Turn tensioner pulley clockwise until movable pointer [13] aligned with notch [14] . Use 6 mm Allen key [15] .
  9. Temporarily tighten nut to 7 Nm [9] .
  10. Fit timing belt lower cover [8] .
  11. Degrease crankshaft pulley [6] .
  12. Fit crankshaft pulley [6] .
  13. Fit new crankshaft pulley bolt [5] . Tightening torque: 40 Nm + 130-160°.
  14. Remove:
      • Timing belt cover access panel [16] .
      • Setting bar [12] .
      • Timing pin [3] .
  15. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise to setting position.
  16. Insert timing pin in cylinder block [3] .
  17. Ensure crankshaft web against timing pin [4] .
  18. Remove timing pin [3] .
  19. Ensure tensioner pointer aligned with notch [13] & [14] . Tighten tensioner pulley nut [9] . Tightening torque: 27 Nm.
  20. If not: Slacken tensioner pulley nut [9] . Turn tensioner until pointer aligned with notch [13] & [14] . Use 6 mm Allen key [15] . Tighten tensioner pulley nut [9] . Tightening torque: 27 Nm.
  21. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise to setting position.
  22. Insert timing pin in cylinder block [3] .
  23. Ensure crankshaft web against timing pin [4] .
  24. Ensure tensioner pointer aligned with notch [13] & [14] .
  25. Ensure grooves in camshafts aligned [2] .
  26. Ensure setting bar can be easily fitted [12] . If not: Repeat installation procedure.
  27. Remove:
      • Setting bar [12] .
      • Timing pin [3] .
  28. Refit timing belt cover access panel [16] .
  29. Refit blanking plug [1] . Tightening torque: 20 Nm.
  30. Fit new blanking plugs to rear of camshafts.

    NOTE: DO NOT start engine without auxiliary drive belt fitted as damage may occur to crankshaft pulley.

  31. Install components in reverse order of removal.

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