Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, however, 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 consequently logical to ask yourself when is the right time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to explain to you when to replace the timing belt on your Dacia Dokker? For that, first of all, we are going to find out why it is important to achieve this work of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Dacia Dokker , then, we are going to fairly quickly explain to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Dacia Dokker.


Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Dacia Dokker?

As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Dacia Dokker represents an enormous 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 explain why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Dacia Dokker’s timing belt function

The timing of a Dacia Dokker has an essential role 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 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 Dacia Dokker is that it is internal to the engine. And as a result, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is difficult 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 substantial. If the timing of your Dacia Dokker breaks, you will definitely have to replace the engine of this one. In truth, 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 Dacia Dokker?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Dacia Dokker? It is required to know that each engine is different and as we described 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 Dacia Dokker will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, check out your Dacia Dokker’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 Dacia Dokker?

As the timing belt of a Dacia Dokker represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to replace it yourself. Unfortunately 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 procedure, we will even so fairly quickly explain the different steps to be executed to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Dacia Dokker on stands, and based on your engine you might 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 elements remain in the right position, otherwise your engine 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.
  • Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
  • Mount the new distribution of your Dacia Dokker by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s specifics.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Check 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 Dacia Dokker . 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 in general we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , based 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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