Renault Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, welcome to Just Answer. I'm RJ.
Which engine do you have? and how many Kms
It is unusual for a the timing belt to just fail. However, it does happen from time to time. Has the timing belt been changed?
The recommended service life of the cam belt is 60,000 miles or 5 years. It sounds like this belt was in the normal life. Often times at the end of their life they will stretch and jump teeth. That is why it will start to run poorly.
In general when the belt breaks without being over due for a change there would not be any lights or warnings. As the car sees it, it is running perfect and then there is a catastrophic failure.
I think that Renault would be in a better position to correctly diagnose due to the fact they are working on them day in and day out.
I don't have outside contact. I work in the US so I don't think my certifications will be valid to RAC
I changed careers about two years ago. My current employment is not in automotive.
If you would like I can Opt out and open the question to an other expert.
I apologize. I will open the question back up.
Hello, I am Jose Sebastian. Your mechanic automotive expert, It's a pleasure to me to attend your question. Thank you very much for trust in just answer. Sorry for any delay.
Dear customer, I have just taken your query, I would like to offer you my position as CEO of a mechanical multiservice garage in Venezuela, besides being a specialist in automotive mechanics and being a mechanical engineering student studying in the last semester, I am also a mechanic in the city of Medellin Colombia in the which i have worked day in and day out with Renault because in my town in Medellin is renault has its main assembler.
Dear customer verifying your query, i noted that you are talking about the replacement belt being replaced, my colleague Rob is absolutely right to tell you that it have to be replaced every 60000 miles but I would like to point out that not only is the timing belt replaced but all the cam belt kit must be replaced. the kit is made up of the tensioner and the timing belt when only the belt is replaced, the tensioner can fail causing it to stay stuck starting or breaking the belt in an unexpected way, so you have to verify if this was what happened . On the other hand dear customer I can not receive calls because of the place at the moment, I am only able to communicate by this means.
Dear customer, i am observing the level that you require and you perhaps will need to make calls and also have all the certifications at hand and i do not have the certifications here with me nor talk by phone so, i will opt out to let another expert attend you at the level you need. I will have your query present.Regards.