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How to Replace timing belt on Renault Twingo 2 1.6 RS 2007-

Replacement Interval Guide

  • Renault recommend:
  • 2008:
  • Replacement every 72,000 miles or 5 years (tensioner pulley and guide pulley must be replaced).
  • 2009-08/09:
  • Replacement every 72,000 miles or 6 years (tensioner pulley and guide pulley must be replaced).
  • 09/09→:
  • Replacement every 75,000 miles or 6 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 5,40

Special Tools

  • Camshaft setting bar – Renault Nos.Mot.1496/1750.
  • Camshaft sprockets locking tool – Renault No.Mot.1490-01.
  • Crankshaft timing pin – Renault No.Mot.1489.
  • Exhaust camshaft blanking plug tool – Renault No.Mot.1488.
  • Guide pulley wrench – Renault No.Mot.1368.
  • Inlet camshaft blanking plug tool – Renault No.Mot.1487.

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 1.6 RS 2007-
How to Replace timing belt on Renault Twingo 2 1.6 RS 2007-

Removal

WARNING: Engines with variable valve timing: Mark camshaft sprockets and camshaft adjusters with chalk or paint prior to timing belt removal to assist alignment on installation.

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • Windscreen wiper arms.
      • Scuttle panel.
      • Front bumper.
      • Headlamps.
      • Bonnet shut panel.
      • Air intake duct.
      • Air filter assembly.
      • Throttle body assembly.
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH front wheel arch liner.
      • Engine undershield.
      • 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.
      • Rear engine torque reaction link.
  5. Disconnect wiring harness from timing belt lower cover.
  6. Disconnect wiring harness from rear of cylinder head cover.
  7. Remove:
      • Engine lifting eye.
      • Blanking plugs from rear of camshafts.
      • Blanking plug from cylinder block [1] .
  8. Turn crankshaft clockwise until grooves in camshafts almost aligned [2] .

    NOTE: Grooves located below cylinder head upper face.

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

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

Installation

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

  1. Ensure crankshaft timing pin inserted [3] .
  2. Ensure crankshaft web against timing pin [4] .
  3. Ensure grooves in camshafts aligned [2] .
  4. Fit setting bar to rear of camshafts [12] . Tool Nos.Mot.1496/1750.
  5. Remove and degrease crankshaft sprocket. Degrease end of crankshaft. Refit crankshaft sprocket.

    NOTE: Crankshaft keyway at 12 o’clock position [13] .

  6. Fit camshaft sprockets locking tool [14] . Tool No.Mot.1490-01.
  7. Remove:
      • Exhaust camshaft sprocket nut [15] .

        NOTE: Replace camshaft stud if loosened when removing nut.

      • Inlet camshaft sprocket blanking plug [16] .
      • Inlet camshaft sprocket bolt [17] .
      • Camshaft sprockets locking tool [14] .
      • Exhaust camshaft sprocket [18] . Degrease sprocket. Degrease end of camshaft.
      • Inlet camshaft sprocket [19] . Degrease sprocket. Degrease end of camshaft.WARNING: Failure to degrease components may lead to sprockets slipping on crankshaft and camshafts, resulting in severe engine damage.
  8. Fit exhaust camshaft sprocket [18] . Use new nut.
  9. Fit inlet camshaft sprocket [19] . Use new bolt.
  10. Lightly tighten nut and bolt of each camshaft sprocket [15] & [17] .
  11. Ensure camshaft sprockets can turn freely without tilting.
  12. Ensure Renault logo on exhaust camshaft sprocket positioned as shown [20] .
  13. Ensure inlet camshaft sprocket mark at 12 o’clock position [21] .
  14. Mark cylinder head with paint or chalk where indicated [22] .
  15. Ensure inlet camshaft VVT unit locked.
  16. Fit new tensioner pulley [10] .

    NOTE: Ensure lug on rear of tensioner pulley located in groove in water pump housing [23] .

  17. Fit timing belt loosely to sprockets and pulleys.

    NOTE: Ensure belt is taut between camshaft sprockets.

  18. Fit camshaft sprockets locking tool [14] .
  19. Fit new guide pulley. Tighten guide pulley bolt [11] . Tightening torque: 50 Nm. Use tool No.Mot.1368.
  20. Remove camshaft sprockets locking tool [14] .
  21. Turn tensioner pulley clockwise until movable pointer [24] aligned with notch [25] . Use 6 mm Allen key [26] .
  22. Temporarily tighten tensioner pulley nut [9] . Tightening torque: 7 Nm.
  23. Fit timing belt lower cover [8] .
  24. Fit new crankshaft pulley [6] .
  25. Lock flywheel with large screwdriver.
  26. Fit new crankshaft pulley bolt [5] . Tightening torque: 120 Nm + 95±10°.
  27. Tighten inlet camshaft sprocket bolt [17] . Tightening torque: 100 Nm.
  28. Fit new inlet camshaft sprocket blanking plug [16] . Tightening torque: 15 Nm.
  29. Tighten exhaust camshaft sprocket nut [15] . Tightening torque: 30 Nm + 84±4°.
  30. Remove:
      • Timing belt lower cover access panel [27] .
      • Camshaft setting bar [12] .
      • Crankshaft timing pin [3] .
  31. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise until just before setting position [21] & [22] .
  32. Insert crankshaft timing pin in cylinder block [3] .
  33. Turn crankshaft slightly clockwise.
  34. Ensure crankshaft web against timing pin [4] .
  35. Remove crankshaft timing pin [3] .
  36. Ensure tensioner pulley pointer aligned with notch [24] & [25] .
  37. If not:
      • Slacken tensioner pulley nut [9] by a maximum of one turn whilst holding 6 mm Allen key [26] .
      • Turn tensioner pulley until pointer aligned with notch [24] & [25] . Use 6 mm Allen key [26] .
  38. Tighten tensioner pulley nut [9] . Tightening torque: 27 Nm.
  39. Insert crankshaft timing pin in cylinder block [3] .
  40. Ensure crankshaft web against timing pin [4] .
  41. Ensure grooves in camshafts aligned [2] .
  42. Ensure setting bar can be easily fitted [12] . If not: Repeat installation procedure.
  43. Remove:
      • Setting bar [12] .
      • Timing pin [3] .
  44. Refit blanking plug to cylinder block [1] . Tightening torque: 20 Nm.
  45. Refit timing belt lower cover access panel [27] .
  46. Fit new blanking plugs to rear of camshafts. Use tool Nos.Mot.1487/1488.

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

  47. Install components in reverse order of removal.

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