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 best time to carry out these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to describe to you when to replace the timing belt on your Citroen Jumpy 2? For that, to begin with, we are going to see why it is necessary to do this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Citroen Jumpy 2 , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this replace is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Citroen Jumpy 2.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Citroen Jumpy 2?
As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Citroen Jumpy 2 represents a very important budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the value of this repair, so we will fairly quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Citroen Jumpy 2’s timing belt action
The timing of a Citroen Jumpy 2 has a vital function in the smooth running of your engine. In truth, 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 unit to work properly, 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 problem with the timing of a Citroen Jumpy 2 is that it is internal to the engine unit. And as a result, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually check its state. So you might believe that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are big. If the timing of your Citroen Jumpy 2 breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. In truth, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more severe the outcomes are. It is therefore primordial to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Citroen Jumpy 2?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Citroen Jumpy 2? It is necessary to know that each engine is different and as we mentioned 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 Jumpy 2 will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. However, look at your Citroen Jumpy 2’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish before you do the timing . On average, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .
How to replace the timing belt of an Citroen Jumpy 2?
As the timing belt of a Citroen Jumpy 2 represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to replace it yourself. Regrettably it is very hard to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this process, we will even so fairly quickly summarize the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Citroen Jumpy 2 on stands, and depending on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit components remain in the right position, in any other case your engine unit will break. Take out the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Take out the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Install the new distribution of your Citroen Jumpy 2 by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s specifics.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine is running properly.
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 Jumpy 2 . Be aware that if you do it at the garage 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 unit. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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