Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your car, and for some routine service works the bill can be quite high. It is therefore logical to ask yourself when is the best time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to explain to you when to change the timing belt on your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso? For that, first of all, we are going to discover why it is important to do this work of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso , then, we are going to quickly explain to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso.


Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Citroen Grand C4 Picasso?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso represents an enormous budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this fix, so we will quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso’s timing belt objective

The timing of a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has an important function in the smooth running of your engine. In actual 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 effectively, 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 on time?

The issue with the timing of a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is that it is internal to the engine. And therefore, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its state. So you might presume that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso breaks, you will most definitely have to change the engine of this one. In actual 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 consequences are. It is consequently vital to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Citroen Grand C4 Picasso?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned earlier, 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 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Citroen Grand C4 Picasso’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish before you do the timing . Generally, 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 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso?

As the timing belt of a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to change it yourself. Regrettably it is very hard to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this procedure, we will however quickly describe the different steps to be accomplished to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso on stands, and depending on your engine you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
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  • To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine components remain in the right position, otherwise your engine will break. Take out the other elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
  • Take out 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 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s info.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Check that the engine unit is running effectively.

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 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso . Take note that if you do it at the mechanic of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary a lot, but generally 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. Take note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

In the event that you have any further questions about the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, do not hesitate to consult our Citroen Grand C4 Picasso category.