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How to Replace timing belt on Renault Twingo 2 1.2 TCe 2007-

Replacement Interval Guide

  • Renault recommend:
  • D4Ft 780:
  • →2008:
  • Replacement every 72,000 miles or 5 years (tensioner pulley must be replaced).
  • 01/09-08/09:
  • Replacement every 72,000 miles or 6 years (tensioner pulley must be replaced).
  • 08/09→:
  • Replacement every 75,000 miles or 6 years (tensioner pulley must be replaced).
  • D4F 772:
  • →2008:
  • Replacement every 72,000 miles or 5 years (tensioner pulley must be replaced).
  • 2009→:
  • Replacement every 72,000 miles or 6 years (tensioner 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:
D4F 772 1,90
AC +0,20
D4Ft 780 2,40
AC +0,60

Special Tools

  • Auxiliary drive belt tension gauge – Renault No.Mot.1505/1715.
  • Flywheel timing pin – Renault No.Mot.1054.
  • D4F 772: Flywheel locking tool – Renault No.Mot.582-01.

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 Twingo 2 1.2 TCe 2007-
How to Replace timing belt on Renault Twingo 2 1.2 TCe 2007-

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH wheel arch liner.
      • Engine lower tie-bar.
      • Auxiliary drive belt.

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

  3. Support engine.
  4. Remove RH engine mounting and bracket.
  5. D4Ft 780: Lock flywheel with large screwdriver. Slacken crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
  6. D4F 772: Remove flywheel housing lower cover.
  7. D4F 772: Lock flywheel. Use tool No.Mot.582-01 [2] . Slacken crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
  8. Remove:
      • Crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
      • Crankshaft pulley [3] .
  9. Refit crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
  10. Unclip fuel pipe from timing belt upper cover.
  11. D4Ft 780: Disconnect oil pressure switch wiring connector.
  12. D4Ft 780: Unclip wiring harness from timing belt upper cover.
  13. Remove timing belt covers [4] , [5] & [6] .
  14. Turn crankshaft clockwise until crankshaft sprocket timing marks almost aligned [7] .
  15. Insert flywheel timing pin [8] . Tool No.Mot.1054.

    NOTE: Some models may have a flywheel cover. If this is the case, starter motor and flywheel cover will have to be removed before inserting timing pin.

  16. Turn crankshaft slightly clockwise until flywheel stops against timing pin [8] .
  17. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [7] .
  18. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [9] .
  19. Remove:
      • Tensioner pulley nut [10] .
      • Tensioner pulley.
      • Timing belt.

Installation

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

  1. Ensure timing pin located correctly [8] .
  2. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [9] .
  3. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [7] .
  4. Fit new tensioner pulley. Ensure rib on cylinder head positioned between lugs [11] .
  5. Ensure tensioner pulley locked with pin [12] .
  6. Finger tighten tensioner pulley nut [10] .
  7. Ensure tensioner pulley positioned as shown [13] .
  8. Fit timing belt. Ensure marks on belt aligned with marks on sprockets [7] & [9] . Ensure belt is taut on non-tensioned side.

    NOTE: DO NOT use timing mark ‘B’ [14] .

  9. Remove:
      • Timing pin [8] .
      • Tensioner pulley locking pin [12] .
  10. Turn tensioner pulley anti-clockwise until pointer at position shown [15] . Use 6 mm Allen key [16] .
  11. Tighten tensioner pulley nut [10] . Tightening torque: 24 Nm.
  12. Turn crankshaft six turns clockwise.
  13. Insert timing pin in flywheel [8] . Rock crankshaft slightly to ensure timing pin located correctly.
  14. Ensure timing marks aligned [7] & [9] .
  15. Remove timing pin [8] .
  16. Slacken tensioner pulley nut [10] whilst holding 6 mm Allen key [16] .
  17. Turn tensioner pulley clockwise until pointer in centre position [17] . Tighten tensioner pulley nut [10] . Tightening torque: 24 Nm.
  18. Ensure tensioner pulley does not touch cylinder head at position shown [18] . If tensioner pulley is touching cylinder head, repeat installation procedure.
  19. Remove crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
  20. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  21. Fit and align RH engine mounting.
  22. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [1] . Tightening torque: 40 Nm + 75±6°. Use new bolt.
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