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How to Replace timing chain on Nissan Pathfinder R51 2.5D dCi 2004-10

Nissan Pathfinder R51 2.5D dCi 2004-10 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Crankshaft pulley holder – No.KV10109300.
  • Crankshaft pulley puller – No.KV11103000.
  • High-pressure fuel pump sprocket locking tool – No.KV11106030.

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • Observe tightening torques.
  • If fitted: Mark position of crankshaft position (CKP) sensor before removal.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft with timing chain removed.

Valve timing procedures

  • Removal/refitting requires:
    • Engine removal.
    • Sump removal.

NOTE: Refer to Technical Data module for tightening torques.
NOTE: Timing chain marks on high-pressure fuel pump sprocket maybe difficult to see.

  • Ensure engine at TDC on No.1 cylinder [1] .
  • Remove:
    • Secondary timing chain and tensioner.
    • Primary timing chain tensioner.
    • High-pressure fuel pump sprocket and primary timing chain.
  • Refit:
  • Ensure crankshaft sprocket keyway at 12 o’clock position [2] .
  • Install high-pressure fuel pump sprocket and primary timing chain.
  • Insert high-pressure fuel pump sprocket locking tool [3] .
  • Align silver coloured primary chain link with high-pressure fuel pump sprocket timing mark [4] .
  • Align yellow coloured primary chain link with crankshaft sprocket timing mark [5] .
  • Align silver coloured secondary chain links with timing mark on each camshaft sprocket [6] .
  • Align yellow coloured secondary chain link with high-pressure fuel pump sprocket timing mark [7] .
  • Reset timing chain tensioners:
    • Push plungers into tensioner housings and lock with retaining clips.
  • Refit timing chain tensioners.
  • Remove retaining clips.
  • Lubricate crankshaft pulley bolt during assembly.
  • Fit crankshaft pulley.
  • Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt to 75 Nm. Slacken 360°. Tighten to 75 Nm + 120° [8] .
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