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Depending upon the engine arrangement and any components operated by the timing belt there may be other parts reaching the end of their safe service life and need replacing along with the timing belt. Generally, they work out cheaper to replace at a milestone service as they’re unlikely to last another 60,000 miles and will add an additional labour cost; you may also need breakdown recovery if they fail without warning

If your worried that your Renault timing belt has reached that crucial time when it’s safer to change it than risk having the timing belt snap and causing damage to the engine and valves just fill in our simple enquiry form or contact us on 0800 0407 429 to arrange an estimate for a service and new timing belt or use our simple form and we'll get your local garage to contact you.

When replacing the Renault timing belt: The water pump, if run off the same belt should be replaced and as a matter of precaution change the engine coolant at the same time to maximise pump life
Rollers, tensioner and thermostat may also need replacing

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Renault Timing Belts Alcester

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Alcester: Renault Timing Belts Fitted

Renault Engines
Renault Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Renault EGR Valves
Replacement Renault EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Renault - The EGR valve helps your Renault burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Renault engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Renault Performance Spares
OEM Renault parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Renault Gearboxes
Renault Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Renault gearbox

Renault Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Renault paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Renault different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Renault Autoelectrics
Renault electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Renault engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Renault Electrical Components
Renault electrical faults repaired using Renault OEM components - Renault sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Renault Timing Belt - Renault Cambelt
Renault Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Renault service or if the Timing Belt on your Renault has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Renault Clutches
Renault clutch repairs Alcester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Renault Clutch kit

Renault Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Renault Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Renault Suspension System
Renault replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Renault Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Renault Body Panels
Replacement Renault panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Renault Panel damage repairs

Renault Brakes
Routine Renault servicing, replacement Renault brake pads & discs fitted, Renault hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Renault Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Renault model

Renault Starter Motors
Replacement Renault Starter motors installed

Renault Alternators
Replacement Renault alternators fitted

Renault Cooling System
Replacement Renault radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Renault engine at its optimal operating temperature

Renault Exhausts
Renault Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Renault Exhausts fitted & welded

Renault Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

Since Renault Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Renault

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Renault parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Renault timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Generally Renault belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Renault that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Renault Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Alcester Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Modern Renault braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Renault brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Renault Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Renault disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Renault rear wheels

Renault disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Renault Brakes - Renault Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Renault should wear first

Renault Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

If the Renault brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Renault brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

if the Renault brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Renault Brake Inspection Elements

Adjust handbrake

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake drum condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Wheel cylinder condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

General brake disc condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

ABS warning light operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your Renault braking system:-

Brake pipe Condition

Brake calliper operation

Renault Steering System

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Renault steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Renault steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Renault tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

Your Renault steering inspection can include:-

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Renault Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Renault Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Alcester:- Renault Replacement Clutch

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Renault Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Renault clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Renault Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Renault Clutch kit:-
Renault clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Renault clutch slave cylinder

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

The Renault clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theRenault transmission system

Renault Fuel Injection Systems

Renault Re-Mapping Alcester
The Renault ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Renault fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Renault Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Renault vehicles

Renault Engine Mapping
The Renault ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Renault Oil Change Frequency

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Renault running smoothly

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Renault motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Renault engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Renault performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Renault engine increases

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Renault engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Renault recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil & Filter Change
A new Renault oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Renault engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Renault engine fails

Renault Exhaust Fitting Alcester

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Renault exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

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Renault ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Sensor

Renault Air Conditioning

  • Renault AC Receiver Drier
  • Renault AC Pump
  • Renault AC Compressor
  • Renault AC Condenser
  • Renault AC Radiator
  • Renault AC Evaporator
  • Renault AC Fluid Top Up

Renault Filters

  • Renault Air Filter
  • Renault Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Renault Fuel Filter
  • Renault Transmission Filter Kit
  • Renault Oil Filter

Renault Electronic Sensors

  • Renault Oxygen Sensor
  • Renault Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Renault Temperature Sensor

Renault Electrical

  • Renault Window Motors
  • Renault Bulbs
  • Renault Antenna
  • Renault Starter Motor
  • Renault Electronic Control Unit
  • Renault Water Pump
  • Renault Heater Core
  • Renault Eibach Pro Kit
  • Renault Headlights
  • Renault Spark Plugs
  • Renault ECU Mapping Remap
  • Renault Oxygen Sensor
  • Renault Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Renault Cooling Fan
  • Renault Heater Blower Motor
  • Renault Ignition Coil
  • Renault Tail Lights
  • Renault Thermostats
  • Renault Fuel Pump
  • Renault Parking Light
  • Renault Fog Lights
  • Renault Lambda Sensor
  • Renault Alternator

Renault Wheel Components

  • Renault CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Renault Ball Joints
  • Renault Tyres
  • Renault Control Arm
  • Renault Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Renault Axle Assembly

Renault Braking System

  • Renault Brake Discs
  • Renault Brake Drums
  • Renault Brake Compensator Valve
  • Renault Brake Rotor
  • Renault Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Renault Brake Master Cylinder
  • Renault Brake Calipers
  • Renault Brake Servo
  • Renault Brake Pads

Renault Clutch Kits

  • Renault Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Renault Clutch Pedal
  • Renault Flywheel
  • Renault Clutch Kit
  • Renault Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Renault Clutch Cable
  • Renault Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Renault Clutch Slave Cylinder

Renault Exhausts

  • Renault Muffler
  • Renault Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Renault Exhaust System Complete
  • Renault Lambda Sensor
  • Renault Oxygen Sensor
  • Renault EGR Valve
  • Renault Exhaust
  • Renault Exhaust Box
  • Renault Exhaust Manifold
  • Renault Silencer
  • Renault Tailpipe
  • Renault Exhaust Pipes

Renault Engine Repairs

  • Renault Pistons and Cylinder
  • Renault Timing Chain Kits
  • Renault Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Renault Engine Mounts
  • Renault Ignition Coil
  • Renault Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Renault Timing Belt Kits
  • Renault Fuel Injector

Renault Gaskets

  • Renault Valve Cover Gasket
  • Renault Cylinder Head Gasket

Renault Lubrication System

  • Renault Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Renault Oil Sump and Plate
  • Renault Oil Filter
  • Renault Oil Cap
  • Renault Oil Pump
  • Renault Fuel Cap

Renault Misc

  • Renault Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Renault Throttle Body & Cable
  • Renault Power Steering Hoses
  • Renault Serpentine and V Belt
  • Renault Shock Absorbers
  • Renault Wiper Blades
  • Renault Power Steering Pump
  • Renault Radiator Pipes
  • Renault Radiator
  • Renault Struts
  • Renault Hood Emblems
  • Renault Steering Rack
  • Renault Windscreen Wipers
  • Renault Tie Rods

Renault - Suspension & Springs

  • Renault Additional Suspension Components
  • Ball Joints
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Sway Bar
  • Spring Condition
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Renault bush wear
  • Renault Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Suspension Struts
  • Idler arm
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Tie Rods
  • Struts

Engine Problems

  • Renault Lights not working
  • Renault Radiator fan not working
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Can't get into gear
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Engine Stalls
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Heater Not Working
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Window stuck
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Knocking sound
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Renault keeps stalling
  • Judder when braking
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Engine Overheating
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Spongey Brakes
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Warning Lights On
  • Coolant Leaking
  • My Renault Won't Start
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Renault Headlights not working
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Slipping when cold
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Clogged Renault air filter
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Engine Misfires
  • My Renault Does Not drive Straight
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Renault Immobiliser
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Clutch juddering
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Renault Check Engine Light On
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