Buying a car is a big budget for many people, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your car, and for some maintenance acts the bill can be quite high. It is therefore obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to show you to you when to change the timing belt on your Citroen Jumper 2? For that, to begin with, we are going to find out why it is essential to do this act of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Citroen Jumper 2 , then, we are going to quickly demonstrate to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Citroen Jumper 2.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Citroen Jumper 2?
As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Citroen Jumper 2 represents a considerable budget, so we discover that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to discover the importance of this fix, so we will quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Citroen Jumper 2’s timing belt function
The timing of a Citroen Jumper 2 has an important function in the smooth running of your engine. Indeed, 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 enable the engine unit to work effectively, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your car travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed on time?
The issue with the timing of a Citroen Jumper 2 is that it is internal to the engine unit. And so, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its state. So you might think that this belt is just an insignificant part, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are big. If the timing of your Citroen Jumper 2 breaks, you will most certainly have to change the engine of this one. Indeed, the pistons will hit the valves and damage 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 therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Citroen Jumper 2?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Citroen Jumper 2? It is necessary to know that each engine is different and as we explained above, we must not miss on the replacement of this part. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Citroen Jumper 2 will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. However, check out your Citroen Jumper 2’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve 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 Citroen Jumper 2?
As the timing belt of a Citroen Jumper 2 represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to change it on your own. Regrettably it is very difficult to access and just the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this process, we will however quickly summarize the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Citroen Jumper 2 on stands, and depending on your engine unit you may have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To do this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit components remain in the right position, otherwise your engine unit will break. Remove the other elements 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 Citroen Jumper 2 by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s data.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Verify that the engine is running effectively.
Changing 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 replace the timing belt of your Citroen Jumper 2 . Be aware that if you do it at the garage area of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite 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 unit. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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