COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 17th September
Mail Order Customers:
  *
Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, 6 days for New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road. However, we are beginning to see supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
Workshop Customers:
  *
Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still strongly recommended to get one done.







This page:


:h_alt

Replacing The Cam Belt On A Giulietta/MiTo/500X 1.4 TB 170hp Multiair

This How To is based on the Giulietta and may differ to the Fiat 500X slightly. Parts needed are a cam belt kit 71736717, cam locking tools TB122 and a vacuum pump gasket 55233645.
WORKSHOP TIME 3 hours

 

 

 

 

 


You can BOOK your car in or just look for a QUOTE for this service on the 1.4 MiTo, Giulietta or Fiat 500X.

:alt

Remove the engine cover from its push fixings.

:alt

Undo the two 10mm bolts to the expansion tank.

:alt

Unscrew the expansion tanks cap to release pressure and unclip the return hose. Use one of the bolts as a bung, screw the cap back on and arrange the tank away from the engine mount below.

:alt

Undo the three 10mm side cover bolts but leave the cover in place.

:alt

Unclip the top hose from the turbo intake pipe.

:alt

Undo the three 10mm diaphragm bolts,

:alt

and remove the hose to it.

:alt

Unclip the hose to the vacuum pump.

:alt

Undo the five 10mm bolts holding the surrounding bracket (one connects to the manifold intake hose).

:alt

Unscrew the 7mm jubilee clip to the intake hose.

:alt

Remove the three T45 (Torx) bolts to the vacuum pump (when replacing the vacuum pump use a new crush gasket 55233645).

:alt

Unscrew the eighteen T27, five phillips screws and six 10mm bolts to the undertray.

:alt

Remove the two T27, one screw and one 10mm bolt to the wheel side cover.

:alt

Using a 13mm spanner on the end of the auxiliary belt tensioner push and hold down (clockwise) in order to release the tension on the belt so you can slip it off of the pulleys.

:alt

Undo the three 13mm bolts on the bottom pulley.

:alt

Use a jack under the sump to release the weight on the engine mounts, then undo the three 18mm nuts on the side engine mount...

:alt

...and three 15mm bolts.

:alt

Undo the five 13mm bolts for the engine mount bracket. Now remove the cam cover and pull out the electrical hosing that runs along inside the top.

:alt

Rotate the crank driving gear to align the locating lug with the locating hole on the crank locking tool (circled)...

:alt

...and bolt in place.

:alt

When you bolt on the cam locking tool the locating pin...

:alt

...should fit into place.

:alt

Undo the 13mm cam belt tensioner bolt and remove the old belt.

:alt

When replacing the new belt first loosen off the cam shaft pulley. Tack the new tensioner into place, put on the new belt and tighten up the cam shaft pulley bolt.

:alt

To tension the cam belt tensioner when on the engine, use a pair of nose pliers (leaving access to the middle bolt) to rotate the tensioner anticlockwise until the two marks arrowed align, then fully tighten the bolt.

Contact Us | General Interest | Alfa Insurance| New Alfa Romeos | Club Corner | Terms & Conditions | © Jamie Porter Ltd