Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 16v 2008-2011 Engine 955A1.000 Timing Belt Replacement

Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 16v 2008-2011 Engine 955A1.000 Timing Belt Replacement

Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 16v 2008-2011 Engine 955A1.000 Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt replacement intervals

  • Where possible the recommend intervals have been complied from vehicle manufactures information. In a few insances no recommendation has been made by the manufacturer and the decision to replace the belt must be made from the evidence of a through examination of the condition of the existing belt.
  • Apart from the visible condition of the belt, which is explained fully in the general Instructions/Toothed Timing Belt section, there are several other factors which must be considered when ccecking a timing belt.
  1. Is the belt an original or a replacement?
  2. When was the belt last replaced and  was it at the correct mileage?
  3. Is the service history of the vehicle known?
  4. Has the vehicle been operated under arduous conditions whish might warrant a shorter replacement interval?
  5. Is the general condition of other components in the camshaft drive , such as the tensioner , pulleys, and other ancillary components driven by the timing belt, typically the water pump , sound enough to ensure thet the life of the replacement belt will not be affected?
  6. If the condition of the existing belt appears good, can you be satisfied that the belt will not fail before the next check or service is due?
  7. If the belt does fail, have you considered the consequences? if the engine is an INTERFERENCE type then considerable expensive damage may well be the result.
  8. The cost of replacing a belt as part of a routine service could be as little as 5 to 10% of the repair cost following a belt failure.Make sure your customer is aware of the consequences.
  9. If in doubt about the condition of the belt - RENEW it.
  10. Refer to the Toothed Timing Belts/Service Replacement section for further information relating to arduous or adverse
  11. operating condition, inspection and service replacement.

Special Tools For Replacing Belt  

  • Camshaft sprocket locking tool 
  • Crankshaft timing tool
  • Exhaust camshaft locking tool
  • Tensioner tool


  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove
  • Air filter assembly
  • Timing belt upper cover
  • RH frontwheel.
  • RH front inner wing panel.
  • Engine undershield.
  • Auxiliary drive belt.

Note:DO NOT refit used belt. 

  • Crankshaft pully bolts.
  • Crankshaft pully.
  • Timing belt lower cover.

3. Remove exhaust camshaft blanking plug.

4. Turn crankshaft clockwise to setting position.

5.Ensure slot in exhaust camshaft alihned with blanking plug hole.

6. Fit exhaust camshaft locking tool.

7. Support engine.

8. Remove RH engine mounting and bracket.

9. Fit crankshaft timing tool.

10. If crankshaft timing tool cannot be fitted correctly.

  • Remove exhaust camshaft locing tool.
  • Trun crankshaft one turn clockwise to setting position.
  • Ensure slot in exhaust camshaft aligend with blanking plug hole.
  • Fit exhaust camshaft locking tool.

11. Slacken tensioner pully nut.

12. Move tensioner pulley away from belt.

13. Remove timing belt


  1. Lock camshaft sprocket.
  2. Remove blanking plug from camshaft sprocket.
  3. Slacken camshaft sprocketbolt.
  4. Ensure exhaust camshaft locking tool fitted correctly.
  5. Remove camshaft sprocket locking tool.
  6. Ensure camshaft sprocket can turn freely without tiliting.
  7. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side.
  8. Trun tensioner anti-clockwise until it touches stop.
  9. Tighten tensioner pulley nut.
  10. Fit camshaft sprocket bolt.
  11. Tighten camshaft sprocket bolt.
  12. Fit camshaft sprocket blanking plug.
  13. Remove
  • Camshaft sprocket locking tool.
  • Exhaust camshaft locking tool.
  • Crankshaft timing tool.

14. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise to setting position.

15. Slacken tensioner pulley nut [10]. 
16. Turn tensioner pulley until marks aligned [15] & [16]. 
17. Tighten tensioner pulley nut [10]. Tightening torque: 22-27 Nm. 
18. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise to setting position. 
19. Ensure exhaust camshaft locking tool can be fitted correctly [7]. 
20. Ensure crankshaft timing tool can be fitted correctly [8]. 
21. If not, repeat tensioning procedure. 
22. Remove: 

  • Exhaust camshaft locking tool [7]. 
  • Crankshaft timing tool [8]. 

23. Fit exhaust camshaft blanking plug [5]. Tightening torque: 13-16 Nm. 
24. Install components in reverse order of removal. 
25. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts [2]. Tightening torque: 23-28 Nm.