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Kangoo Express 1.4 timing belt/waterpump job

Hi guys, what a wonderful relevation this forum was when I stubmled across it earlier this evening.

I have a Kangoo 1.4 which now leaks coolant in the timing belt area. As I have heard the pump make some whining noise when starting up only to quiet down after 5-20 seconds I have more or less been waiting for it to happen.

I called different garages today including the local Renault dealer/garage. The "cheapest" wanted 900 to replace the pump and install a new timing belt kit, and the Renault garage was even worse. The price included parts and they calculated 6.5 hours for the job. Is it really that time consuming to replace the waterpump and timing belt on a Kangoo (more model information below). Do they have to take the engine out or loosen it from its mounts to swing it sideways to work on it? Taking a look today the workspace might best be described as "cramped" I think

I ended up ordering a waterpump, timing belt kit and "fan belt" kit. I have done some work on engines before but never on the Kangoo or any Renault. Are there any special pitfalls to look out for on this model?
Is the cooling system self-venting? If not, where can I find the venting?


Model information on my Kangoo:
RENAULT KANGOO EXPRESS VF1FC0BAF
Chassis # VF1FC0BAF25238171
Engine code: K7JA7
Paperwork says it is a 2002 model, but it is registered first time 2001.august.06

It is a 5 speed 1.4 petrol engine without AC.

It has 160.000km on it now so the cost of having a garage do this job is almost as much as the worth of the car. I figure if I replace the pump and timing belt I'll get 5 years/100.000km more out of it.


Last piece of information: I live in Norway and things are pretty expensive here so doing as much as possible yourself is a real money saver. Number of garages are limited and distances are long.


Any help or hints greatly appreciated. Have not found a Haynes book or any online photo-documentaries on the water pump/timing belt process on this engine.
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Oh well..

Just waiting for the CRC to do its stuff.. Bolt holding v-belt pulley is really tight. Might the bolt holding the v-belt pulley have "left" threads?
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Hello Rolfe,welcome to the forum.

The pulley bolt is definately not a left hand thread,they are just very tight and usually have thread lock on them too.
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Hey thanks

Hey, thanks for that piece of information. I was hanging on a 80cm long socket wrench with no luck so I was beginning to wonder.. I'll wait some more to give the CRC time before I go back with renewed vigor.
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Tip of the day, think not..

A friend just gave me a tip. Put a big socket wrench on the bolt and support the wrench to the torpedo wall or a solid load carrying part. Give the starter a kick and presto..

I think not!
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