In this article we will tell you how to install the timing belt of the K9K engine correctly.

Removing the upper timing cover: 1 - Cover retainers

Having disconnected the two latches, remove the upper timing cover

Set the piston of the 1st cylinder to the TDC position of the compression stroke for this:

Installing the TDC retainer in the cylinder head hole: 1 - retainer

Turning the crankshaft clockwise by the bolt of the accessory drive pulley, we align the hole in the cylinder head with the hole on the camshaft pulley.

There are holes on the camshaft pulley and on the cylinder block that need to be aligned.

We insert a suitable 8 mm stud into the hole of the pulley and cylinder block

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

Use the TORX E14 head to unscrew the hole plug for installing the TDC position lock.

The plug is located to the left of the flywheel in the cylinder block at the level of the 1st cylinder

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

We screw the TDC position lock into the hole

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

We unscrew the bolt securing the accessory drive pulley

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

Remove the pulley

Removing the lower timing cover: 2 - clips, 3 - plastic bolt

After unfastening the latches and removing the plastic bolt, remove the lower cover of the timing belt.

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

In this position (TDC 1st cylinder), the keyway on the crankshaft should be at the top.

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

Holding with a 6 hex wrench, loosen the tightening nut of the tension roller and remove the timing belt.

Install the timing belt in the reverse order of removal.

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

When installing, the mark on the camshaft pulley (Fig. 10) and the mark on the high pressure fuel pump pulley must match the marks on the belt.

Installation timing belt: A - mark on the camshaft pulley, B - mark on the fuel pump pulley, C - mark on the cylinder block

The "B" mark on the high pressure fuel pump pulley must align with the "C" mark on the cylinder block.

Removing and installing the timing belt for the k9k engine

We tighten the belt, the arrow "A" on the tensioner should coincide with the slot "B".

Tighten the roller nut to 27 Nm.

Install the accessory drive pulley in the reverse order of removal.

Remove the clamps of the camshaft pulley and TDC

Turn the crankshaft by the auxiliary drive pulley bolt six turns.

Checking if the labels match.

If the marks do not match, reinstall the belt.

We install all the parts in the reverse order of their removal.

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