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How to Replace timing chain on Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTi 2014

Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTi 2014 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Except Astra-J/Mokka: Auxiliary drive belt tensioner locking tool – Kent Moore No.KM-6130.
  • Astra-J/Mokka: Auxiliary drive belt tensioner adjusting tool – No.EN-913-A.
  • Astra-J/Mokka: Auxiliary drive belt tensioner locking tool – No.EN-48952.

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 engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.

Repair times – hrs

Camshaft drive belt/chain – C & A 1,40
Camshaft drive belt/chain – R & I 1,50

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTi 2014
How to Replace timing belt on Opel Meriva 1.7 CDTi 2014

Removal

  1. Raise and support vehicle.
  2. Remove:
    • Engine top cover.
    • Air filter housing and air intake hose.
    • Engine undershield.
    • RH front wheel.
    • RH inner wing panel.
  3. Turn auxiliary drive belt tensioner to release tension on belt. Use ring spanner or tool No.EN-913-A.
  4. Lock auxiliary drive belt tensioner. Use tool No.EN-48952 or No.KM-6130.
  5. Remove:
    • Auxiliary drive belt.
    • NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.
    • Crankshaft pulley bolts [1] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [2] .
  6. Support engine.
  7. Remove:
    • RH engine mounting.
    • RH engine mounting bracket.
    • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor.
    • Timing belt upper cover [3] .
    • Timing belt lower cover [4] .
  8. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned [5] .
  9. Ensure camshaft sprocket aligning hole at 8 o’clock position.
  10. If not: Turn crankshaft one turn clockwise.
  11. Screw suitable locking bolts into camshaft sprocket and high-pressure fuel pump sprocket [6] & [7]
  12. Slacken tensioner bolt [8] .
  13. Turn tensioner pulley 90° anti-clockwise. Use Allen key [9] . Lightly tighten bolt [8] .
  14. Remove timing belt.
    NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.

Installation

  1. Ensure locking bolts located correctly [6] & [7] .
  2. Ensure crankshaft sprocket mark aligned with notch [5] .
  3. Check tensioner pulley and guide pulley for smooth operation.
  4. Fit timing belt in clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets.
    NOTE: Ensure directional arrows point in direction of rotation.
  5. Slacken tensioner bolt [8] .
  6. Allow tensioner to tension belt.
  7. Tighten tensioner bolt [8] . Tightening torque: 49 Nm.
  8. Remove locking bolts from sprockets [6] & [7] .
  9. Turn crankshaft 2 turns clockwise to TDC on No.1 cylinder.
  10. Ensure crankshaft sprocket mark aligned with notch [5] .
  11. Ensure locking bolts can be installed [6] & [7] .
  12. If not: Repeat installation procedure.
  13. Remove locking bolts [6] & [7] .
  14. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  15. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts [1] . Tightening torque: 20 Nm.
    NOTE: Observe direction of rotation marks on auxiliary drive belt.
    NOTE: If battery has been disconnected, re-initialization of window and sunroof motors and steering position sensor may be required.
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