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How to Replace timing chain on Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 1995

Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 1995 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • None required.

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.

Repair times – hrs

Camshaft drive belt/chain – R & I 1,20
Camshaft drive belt/chain, AC – R & I 1,40

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 1995
How to Replace timing belt on Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 1995

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Turn auxiliary drive belt tensioner clockwise to release tension on belt. Use ring spanner.
  3. 2,0 – except Frontera:
    • Disconnect intake air temperature (IAT) sensor multi-plug.
    • Disconnect mass air flow (MAF) sensor multi-plug.
  4. Remove:
    • RH front wheel.
    • RH splash guard.
    • Air intake trunking.
    • Air filter housing.
    • RH engine mounting torque reaction link.
  5. All models – remove:
    • Auxiliary drive belt.
    • Frontera: Cooling fan viscous coupling bolt (LH thread).
    • Frontera: Cooling fan, viscous coupling and pulley.
    • Crankshaft pulley bolts (4 bolts) [7] .
    • Crankshaft pulley.
    • Timing belt upper cover.
    • Timing belt lower cover.
  6. Turn crankshaft clockwise until TDC mark on crankshaft pulley aligned with mark on oil pump housing [1] .
  7. Mark on camshaft sprocket must be aligned with mark on timing belt cover backplate [2] .
  8. Slacken tensioner bolt [3] .
  9. Turn tensioner clockwise until pointer on LH stop [5] . Use Allen key [4] .
  10. Lightly tighten tensioner bolt [3] .

Installation

  1. Ensure timing marks aligned [1] & [2] .
  2. Fit timing belt. Ensure belt is taut between crankshaft sprocket and camshaft sprocket.
  3. Ensure lug on water pump aligned with corresponding lug on cylinder block [6] .
  4. Slacken tensioner bolt [3] .
  5. Turn tensioner anti-clockwise until pointer on RH stop [8] .
  6. Tighten tensioner bolt [3] .
  7. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise. Ensure timing marks aligned [1] & [2] .
  8. Slacken tensioner bolt [3] .
  9. Turn tensioner clockwise until pointer aligned with:
    • ‘V’ notch in bracket (new belt) [9] .
    • LH edge of ‘V’ notch (used belt) [10] .
  10. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise. Ensure timing marks aligned [1] & [2] .
  11. Check pointer aligned with ‘V’ notch in bracket [9] .
  12. If not: Repeat tensioning procedure.
  13. Tighten tensioner bolt to 20 Nm [3] .
  14. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  15. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts to 20 Nm [7] .
  16. Frontera: Tighten cooling fan viscous coupling bolt (LH thread). Tightening torque: 26 Nm.

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