1,9 N/a cam belt change (1 Viewer)

Aug 18, 2014
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Anyone done one themselves ? It would appear that a locking kit is recommended but I was wondering whether possible without ?
I've got a complete belt & bearing/tensioner kit but no locking kit.:)
 

dave newell

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Can be done without the locking kit but safer to use the kit. If you really don't want to buy the kit then before you remove the old belt put some marks on it at each pulley and onto the pulleys at the same positions with tipex. Remove the belt and place it alongside the new one and copy the marks to the new belt (be sure to get it the right way round for direction of travel if applicable) and fit the new belt lining the belt marks up to the ones on the pulleys.

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A little dodge that I have used over the years that may work for you,
I don't know what your base vehicle is but basically you get a sharp Stanley knife and cut you belt in half longitudinal around its full circumference turning the engine over slowly,
Then you can remove half of the belt, but all the timing gears are still fixed, then slide the new belt onto the timing gears, you probably will need to slacken off the tensioner slightly,
Then cut off the rest of the old belt and push home fully the new belt,
Obviously you must take care not to let the belt slip when replacing the tensioner,
 
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Can be done without the locking kit but safer to use the kit. If you really don't want to buy the kit then before you remove the old belt put some marks on it at each pulley and onto the pulleys at the same positions with tipex. Remove the belt and place it alongside the new one and copy the marks to the new belt (be sure to get it the right way round for direction of travel if applicable) and fit the new belt lining the belt marks up to the ones on the pulleys.

D.

(y)Thanks for that . That was one idea I had read a while back & which I was proposing to do.
I was thinking that if I can mange to change the belt on a carnival( Sedona) with the nightmare & lack of space that entails I should be able to mange this without a locking kit.
If I don't do it before going to the Uk then I'll probably pick up a kit whilst there.

A little dodge that I have used over the years that may work for you,
I don't know what your base vehicle is but basically you get a sharp Stanley knife and cut you belt in half longitudinal around its full circumference turning the engine over slowly,
Then you can remove half of the belt, but all the timing gears are still fixed, then slide the new belt onto the timing gears, you probably will need to slacken off the tensioner slightly,
Then cut off the rest of the old belt and push home fully the new belt,
Obviously you must take care not to let the belt slip when replacing the tensioner,

Yes I've heard that one before. Unfortunately I will be changing everything so don't believe it will work. Thanks anyway.

Thanks to you both.

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Can lock the 1.9 handy enough using the 'blind' end of drillbits.
Not so hard to do, I'll post up auto-data images if you wish.
 

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