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How to Replace timing chain on Volvo V50 1.6 2005

Volvo V50 1.6 2005 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Camshaft setting bar – No.999 7151.
  • Flywheel locking tool – No.999 7201.
  • 3 mm drill bit.
  • Auxiliary drive belt installer (alternator drive belt) – No.913 9850/1.
  • Auxiliary drive belt installer (AC drive belt) – No.913 9852.

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 – R & I 2,30

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Volvo V50 1.6 2005
How to Replace timing belt on Volvo V50 1.6 2005

Removal

WARNING: Crankshaft sprocket NOT keyed to crankshaft.

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
    • Engine undershield.
    • RH front wheel.
    • RH wheel arch liner.
    • Auxiliary drive belt(s).

    NOTE: Auxiliary drive belt(s) require cutting and cannot be reused. Special tools required for fitting new auxiliary drive belt(s).

    • Engine upper cover.
  3. Disconnect:
    • Crankcase ventilation hose.
    • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor multi-plug.
    • Spark plug leads.
  4. Remove:
    • Cylinder head cover.
    • Water pump pulley [1] .
    • Coolant expansion tank. DO NOT disconnect hoses.
  5. Turn crankshaft clockwise until just before TDC on No.1 cylinder.
  6. Turn crankshaft slowly clockwise until setting bar can be fitted [2] . Tool No.999 7151.
  7. Fit flywheel locking tool [3] . Tool No.999 7201.
  8. Remove:
    • Timing belt upper cover [4] .
    • Crankshaft pulley bolt [5] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [6] .
    • Timing belt lower cover [7] .
  9. Support engine.
  10. Remove:
    • RH engine mounting.
    • RH engine mounting bracket.
  11. Push tensioner pointer anti-clockwise [8] and retain tensioner pulley in position with 3 mm drill bit [9] .
  12. Remove timing belt.

Installation

WARNING: Crankshaft sprocket NOT keyed to crankshaft.

  1. Ensure setting bar fitted correctly [2] .
  2. Ensure flywheel locking tool located correctly [3] .
  3. Fit timing belt.
  4. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets.
  5. Remove 3 mm drill bit [9] .
  6. Install:
    • RH engine mounting bracket.
    • RH engine mounting.
    • Timing belt lower cover [7] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [6] .
  7. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [5] . Use new bolt. Tightening torque: 40 Nm + 90°.
  8. Remove:
    • Setting bar [2] .
    • Flywheel locking tool [3] .
  9. Install components in reverse order of removal.

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