Buying a car is a big budget for the majority of us, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your motor vehicle, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is therefore logical to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to carry out these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to show you to you when to change the timing belt on your Cadillac XTS? For that, to begin with, we are going to discover why it is essential to do this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Cadillac XTS , then, we are going to quickly explain to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Cadillac XTS.


Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Cadillac XTS?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Cadillac XTS represents an enormous budget, so we understand that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to understand the importance of this repair, so we will quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Cadillac XTS’s timing belt objective

The timing of a Cadillac XTS has a vital role in the smooth running of your engine. In fact, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will allow the engine to work properly, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your vehicle travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine.

What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?

The problem with the timing of a Cadillac XTS is that it is internal to the engine. And consequently, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually verify its condition. So you might believe that this belt is just an unimportant component, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Cadillac XTS breaks, you will most certainly have to change the engine of this one. In fact, the pistons will hit the valves and injure them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more severe the results are. It is therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Cadillac XTS?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Cadillac XTS? It is required to know that each engine is different and as we described above, we must not miss on the replacement of this component. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Cadillac XTS will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, look at your Cadillac XTS’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish before you do the timing . Typically, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .

How to change the timing belt of an Cadillac XTS?

As the timing belt of a Cadillac XTS represents a high budget, one can logically question if it is not possible to change it on your own. Regrettably it is very difficult to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this process, we will however quickly illustrate the different steps to be performed to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Cadillac XTS on stands, and depending on your engine you might have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
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  • To do this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine components remain in the right position, in any other case your engine will break. Remove the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
  • Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must remove all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
  • Place the new water pump.
  • Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
  • Mount the new distribution of your Cadillac XTS by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s data.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Verify that the engine is running properly.

Replacing the timing belt how much does it cost?

And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to change the timing belt of your Cadillac XTS . Be aware that if you do it at the garage area of the brand or at a motor vehicle center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite a lot, but generally speaking we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Please be aware that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

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