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01270 416859

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01782 606113

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From £219

Renault Cambelt / Timing Belt

You get a lot for your money at Holdcroft Renault – of course the belt, tensioners, pulleys, using Renault tooling and Renault trained technicians for the whole job which takes up to 4 hours.  At  Holdcroft Renault we offer great value for money, peace of mind and reassurance for reliability and resale value of your Renault car, RenaultSport or Renault van.

The cambelt ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft rotate in time with each other: if they don’t the result could be a massive engine failure – costing £000s to repair. Renault recommends that when changing the cambelt you change roller pulleys, tensioner and the water pump.  The water pump is located behind the cambelt so Renault recommend replacing the water pump at the same time as the cambelt – to save you paying for all the parts and labour costs again should the water pump leak and need replacement at a later stage.

Renault Cambelt
From £219

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Why choose Holdcroft Renault

  • 12 month guarantee - our work includes a 12 month parts and labour guarantee.
  • A fixed price - including the cambelt kit (belt, rollers and tensioner) + water pump.
  • Renault trained technicians & genuine parts - using the right tools for the job.
  • Software upgrade check - checked against Renault systems for free upgrades.
  • Vehicle Health Check - peace of mind of the condition of your vehicle.
  • Car washed and cleaned - returning your car in it’s best possible condition.
  • Waiting facilities - refreshments, newspapers and Wi-Fi.
  • Collect and deliver / lift - ultimate convenience while your vehicle is with us.
  • Low cost loan vehicle - we offer a cost effective loan vehicles. *booking required.
  • Service plan quotation - an effective way to spread the cost of motoring.
  • Use your EasyLife pack and 4+ service packages
Renault Crewe

Renault Crewe

Weston Road, Crewe, CW1 6JS
 01270 416859

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Renault Hanley

Renault Hanley

Leek Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 6AD
 01782 606113

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cambelt?

The cambelt is made of a rubber-based polymer reinforced with fibreglass and nylon, with integral teeth on the inner edge and have different profiles depending on the engine and application. Belts are used because they are quiet, reliable and maintenance-free

Your cambelt is subject to wear, just like any other moving part.  When your Renault was manufactured it had a genuine Renault cambelt installed which are long lasting and often do not show obvious visual signs of wear.

However, like tyres, cambelts do wear gradually in normal use. When a belt and its teeth wear its loses its ability to grip or function properly and can slip, which puts a strain on other engine components causing them to malfunction and eventually fail.  The timing of a replacement cambelt is scheduled by mileage and age – because just like tyres the rubber used in the cambelt ages over time regardless of use.  Just give Holdcroft Renault a call to check your cambelt replacement interval.


What is a cambelt kit?

The cambelt is part of system, which like your engine operates at high speed.  The cambelt kit includes the auxiliary belt (which drives the alternator to charge the battery) and pulleys, tensioners and rollers.  These elements all work together, and if any of them fail could cause permanent engine damage -  for example if the auxiliary belt was not replaced and it later failed its debris often becomes tangled in the cambelt causing cambelt failure and engine damage. Therefore Renault and Dacia recommend to always change the complete cambelt kit to prevent a more expensive future repair.

Why does a cambelt need replacing?

Timing belts can also fail prematurely because of one of the following reasons, which may require early replacement:

  • Incorrect tension: the belt was incorrectly tensioned when fitted, or the tensioner locking bolt not sufficiently tightened – often a risk if the belt is replaced outside the Renault dealer network.
  • Contamination: the belt has become contaminated with grit, oil, coolant or other undesirable materials
  • Excessive wear: one of the tensioners or the idler pulley has either seized or broken, or another component driven by the timing belt (i.e. the water pump) has seized or has excessive play.
  • Substandard components: the belt or associated part is substandard or faulty – often the case with non-genuine parts.
  • Misaligned cover: the timing belt cover has been fitted incorrectly (i.e. chafes or lets in dirt) – again a risk if non-Renault technicians have worked on the vehicle.

Ultimately, if a timing belt snaps when the engine is running, major damage can be caused to engine valves and pistons - damage that can be very expensive to put right, and may result in mechanical write off of a vehicle.  If you do get away without major engine damage, timing belt failure will still leave you stranded and requiring breakdown recovery. The best way to prevent this is to replace the cambelt at the recommended intervals, using genuine Renault parts and trained Renault technicians your local Renault dealer. Our Renault trained technicians at Holdcroft Renault will always replace the belt and the associated components at the same time to ensure engine reliability and saving you money in the long run - providing you peace of mind about your Renaults future reliability.

The Water pump has been recommended at additional cost. Why is that?

The cambelt also drives the engine water pump which pumps coolant on its cycle around the hollow jacket around engine and out to the radiator and back around the engine.  The purpose of the water pump and coolant it pumps  is to cool the engine in normal running. The water pump is a vital piece of the engine if it failed of were to leak your engine may overheat causing engine damage. The water pump is located behind the cambelt close to the engine and is only accessible by removing the cambelt. However because cambelts cannot be refitted once removed, if a water pump has to be replaced so does the cambelt.  Therefore to avoid more costly repairs we strongly recommend replacing the water pump with the cambelt.

How will I know my cambelt needs changing – what are the warning signs?

There is often very little evidence of a cambelt concern until it’s too late. Any abnormal engine noise could be an indication and must always be investigate as priority. Sticking to the manufacture guidelines is the best policy

When will I need a cambelt

Cambelts are different for each engine and model. Your Renault dealer is best placed to advise you on when and how much this will cost.

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Terms and Conditons: All prices quoted are manufacturer recommended retail prices including VAT at the prevailing rate. Prices may vary depending on model and servicing requirement. All prices are correct at time of publication and may be subject to change at any point without notice. All offers exclude the Z.E. range. Additional parts may be required according to the maintenance programme (not included in stated price). Excludes V6 engines. Contact us for the correct specification for your vehicle.