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How to replace timing chain on Opel/Vauxhall Corsa D 1.0 2006-2009

Special tools

  • Camshaft locking tool – No.KM-953.
  • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor disc setting tool – No.KM-954.
  • Crankshaft timing pin – No.KM-952.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool 1 – No.KM-6013.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool 2 – No.KM-956.
  • Timing chain tensioner locking pin – No.KM-955-1.

General precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT use special tools listed above to lock engine when slackening sprocket or pulley bolts.
  • 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

How to replace timing chain on Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 2006-2009

  • Turn crankshaft until just before TDC mark on No.1 cylinder [1] .
  • Remove blanking plug from cylinder block.
  • Slowly turn crankshaft clockwise until timing pin [2] can be inserted in crankshaft.
  • Ensure camshaft lobes for No.1 cylinder angled upwards.
  • Insert camshaft locking tool in rear of camshafts [3] .
  • Install camshaft position (CMP) sensor disc setting tool [4] .
  • Remove blanking plug from timing chain front cover [5] .
  • Compress timing chain tensioner and lock with timing chain tensioner locking pin [6] .
  • If necessary, slacken bolt of each camshaft sprocket to adjust valve timing position [7] .

NOTE: Camshaft sprocket bolts MUST only be used once [7] .

  • Tighten bolt of each camshaft sprocket as follows:
      • Stage A – 10 Nm.
      • Stage B – 50 Nm + 60°.
  • During installation of crankshaft hub ensure timing mark points upwards [9] .

NOTE: Crankshaft hub bolt MUST only be used once.

  • Tighten crankshaft hub bolt [8] . Tightening torque: 150 Nm + 45° + 15°.
  • Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts to 8 Nm [10] .

NOTE: Use crankshaft pulley holding tools to prevent crankshaft rotation.

  • Refit blanking plug for cylinder block. Tightening torque: 50 Nm.
  • Refit blanking plug for timing chain front cover [5] . Tightening torque: 50 Nm.

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