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Timing belt covers - removal and refitting
In-car engine repair procedures / Timing belt covers - removal and refitting


Upper cover
1 Unscrew the coverТs two mounting bolts and withdraw it (see illustration).

9.1 Remove bolts (arrowed) to release timing belt upper cover
9.1 Remove bolts (arrowed) to release timing belt upper cover

2 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure; ensure the cover edges engage correctly with each other, and note the torque wrench setting specified for the bolts.

Middle cover
3 Unscrew the six nuts securing the engine/transmission right-hand mounting bracket, then withdraw the bracket.

4 Slacken the water pump pulley bolts.

5 Remove the timing belt upper cover (see paragraph 1 above).

6 Remove the auxiliary drivebelt (see Chapter 1).

7 Unbolt and remove the water pump pulley (see illustration).

9.7 Slacken water pump pulley bolts and remove pulley
9.7 Slacken water pump pulley bolts and remove pulley

8 Unscrew the middle cover fasteners (one bolt at the front, one at the lower rear, one stud at the top rear) and withdraw the cover (see illustration).

9.8 Remove fasteners (arrowed) to release timing belt middle cover
9.8 Remove fasteners (arrowed) to release timing belt middle cover

9 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Ensure the cover edges engage correctly with each other, and note the torque wrench settings specified for the various fasteners. When reassembling the engine/ transmission right-hand mounting, renew the self-locking nuts, and do not allow the mounting to twist as the middle two of the bracketТs six nuts are tightened.

Lower cover
10 Remove the crankshaft pulley (see Section 8).

11 Unscrew the coverТs three securing bolts and withdraw it (see illustration).

9.11 Removing timing belt lower cover - bolt locations arrowed
9.11 Removing timing belt lower cover - bolt locations arrowed

12 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure; ensure the cover edges engage correctly with each other, and note the torque wrench settings specified for the various fasteners.

Inner shield
13 Remove the timing belt, its tensioner components and the camshaft toothed pulleys (see Sections 10 and 11).

14 The shield is secured to the cylinder head by two bolts at the top, and by two studs lower down; unscrew these and withdraw the shield (see illustration).

9.14 Timing belt inner shield fasteners (arrowed)
9.14 Timing belt inner shield fasteners (arrowed)

15 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure; note the torque wrench settings specified for the various fasteners.


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