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How to replace timing chian on Vauxhall/Opel Frontera B 2.2 DTI

Special tools

  • Camshaft locking tool – No.KM-932.
  • Injection pump locking pin – No.KM-927.
  • Crankshaft locking pin – No.KM-929.

General precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • Remove glow 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 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.
  • Check diesel injection pump timing after resetting valve timing.

Valve timing procedures

How to replace timing chian on Vauxhall/Opel Frontera B 2.2 DTI
How to replace timing chian on Vauxhall/Opel Frontera B 2.2 DTI
  • Turn crankshaft until just before TDC mark on No.1 cylinder [1] .
  • Ensure No.1 cylinder camshaft lobes are facing upwards.
  • Remove crankshaft position (CKP) sensor.
  • Slowly turn crankshaft clockwise until locking pin can be inserted in crankshaft [2] . Tool No.KM-929.
  • Insert locking pin in hole in injection pump [3] . Tool No.KM-927.
  • Fit locking tool to rear of camshaft [4] . Tool No.KM-932.
  • Ensure peg locates in camshaft [5] .
  • Remove chain tensioners [6] & [7] .
  • If necessary, slacken camshaft sprocket bolt and injection pump sprocket bolts to adjust valve timing position [8] & [9] .
  • If a new timing chain tensioner is fitted, release by pressing pin until click is heard [10] .
  • Ensure pin can be pushed in fully with thumb pressure and returns to original position [10] .
  • If slackened, fit new camshaft sprocket bolt [8] .
  • Fit new crankshaft pulley bolt.
  • Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt to 150 Nm + 45° + 15° [11] .

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