I assume you mean what is the correct tension on a Clio cam belt?
Using the twist method on the longest section of belt, it should twist between 30 and 45 degrees.
Too tight and it will whine, too lose and it will slap about.
I am writing this to try and improve the above answer. On my Clio 1.2 diet 8v the new cam belt when fitted with the adjuster fully backed off the belt would only twist about 45 degrees with moderate pressure on the section of belt Haynes suggested! ( between the water pump and the crankshaft pulley...) This was too lose! However hard I pushed it onto the belt it still only twist about 45 degrees (and this was now too tight as it whined on start up!..... so this method is too hit and miss. DO NOT RUN IT WITH THE AUXILIARY DRIVE BELT PULLEY REMOVED AS THIS PREVENTS THE BELT WALKING OFF THE SPROCKETS! ( I DID AND I ONLY JUST STOPPED THE ENGINE IN THE NICK OF TIME)
With the lock nut for the tension jockey wheel left loose push the wheel with you thumb upwards (it should be moving anticlockwise) so it is pressing onto the belt with only enough pressure to fully remove the slack. While holding it firmly against the belt lock off the nut too hold it in position. I found that if you grab the water pump and try and turn it if you cant get it to turn the belt is too taught. If it spins freely it a bit loose. If you can just get it too turn against the stationary belt its about right! I have to say however that I bricked it and purchased a facom dm.16 tension gauge and checked it was correctly tensioned. Ive heard to many Horror stories with Renault and Â£64 pounds buys lots of piece of mind.
72000 miles, 5 years
Take to garage as special tools required to lock cams and crank
The cam belt replacement on a Renault Clio Grande 1.2 might cost over $1,000. It all depends on who is doing the work. Labor cost will be a big factor for this type of job. The entire front of the motor needs to come off to replace the cam belt. The timing also has to be reset.
5 years or 72,000 miles, whichever is sooner.
At about 50 to 60 K mi, or per the owners manual.
72K miles or 5 years (whichever comes first) for most engines. Get accessories belt (alternator belt) changed too as failure can smash timing belt cover causing belt failure.
The Renault Clio was produced from the years 1990 to present. The way that the camshaft diamond marking should be pointed on a Renault Clio 2004 are that the long tips should be facing towards the top and bottom.
Which engine 16v need locking tools and have floating pulleys !! If you mean what tension on belt they have a tensioner that needs to be set so points on tensioner line up
Loosen the timing belt adjustment pulley located on the side of the engine. When the pulley creates enough slack slide the new belt onto the cams. Make sure the cams are aligned correctly.
take it to a proper garage
At a garage, no way is this a home job
how many miles before you have to change cambelt on Renault kangoo 1.5 dci van
The cam belt which works the water pump. Cheers. Donna
remove the old one and install the new one
YOU SHOULD CHANGE THE CAM BELT EVERY 30,000 MILES OR EVERY FIVE YEARS,WHICH EVER COMES FIRST.
Just paid £290, for 2.2 diesel, Renault quoted £360
When owning a car, the owner should be aware of the cost of its parts. The Renault Megane Cambelt cost can range from $100 to $350.
My Renault Traffic sport has done 33,090 miles, and is 4 years old, when do they require a new cam belt?
If it's a Scenic model about £300+. If any other model alot
i was advised to replace the Cam Belt at 75000 miles or five years whatever was soonest, For piece of mind i also changed the belt tensioner and the water pump, as costs were minimal compared to an engine failure! Hope this helps
i crashed my 51 pl8 megane today and i had a garage look at it and they said they was sure it had a cam chain. hope that of some help
I have never heard of a cam belt, but a timing belt does drive the cam or cams
Does BMW320i has cam belt?
It has a cam belt.
Yes , a cam belt and a timing belt are the same thing