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How to Replace timing chain on Opel Frontera A 2.8 TDI 1995

Opel Frontera A 2.8 TDI 1995 cambelt change instructionts and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Spring balance

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • Do NOT turn crankshaft via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe tightening torques.
  • Check diesel injection pump timing after belt replacement.

Repair times – hrs

Camshaft drive belt/chain – C & A 1,50
Camshaft drive belt/chain – R & I 1,90

Valve timing procedures

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Removal

  1. Remove:
    • Cooling fan.
    • Auxiliary drive belt(s).
    • Crankshaft pulley (4 bolts) [1] .
    • Timing belt upper cover [2] .
    • Timing belt lower cover [3] .
    • Camshaft sprocket flange [4] .
    • Injection pump sprocket flange [5] .
  2. Turn crankshaft clockwise to TDC on 2. No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned [6] .
  3. Screw suitable locking bolts into camshaft and injection pump sprockets [7] & [8] .
  4. Remove tensioner lever [9] .
  5. Slacken tensioner bolt [10] . Move tensioner pulley away from belt. Lightly tighten bolt.
  6. Remove timing belt.

Installation

  1. Ensure locking bolts located in sprockets [7] & [8] .
  2. Ensure timing marks aligned [6] .
  3. Fit timing belt in clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket.
  4. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt [10] . Push tensioner pulley against belt. Tighten bolt finger tight.
  5. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side.
  6. Position tensioner lever [9] against tensioner pulley housing.
  7. Remove locking bolts from sprockets [7] & [8] .
  8. Apply a load of 9 kg to tensioner lever [11] . Use spring balance.
  9. Temporarily tighten tensioner pulley bolt [10] .
  10. Turn crankshaft 45° anti-clockwise. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt and tighten to 76 Nm [10] .
    NOTE: DO NOT turn crankshaft clockwise during tensioning procedure.
  11. Fit tensioner lever to original position [9] . Tighten nuts [12] .
  12. Install:
    • Camshaft sprocket flange [4] .
    • Injection pump sprocket flange [5] .
  13. Install components in reverse order of removal.
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