Buying a car is a big budget for many of us, however, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your car, and for some maintenance works the bill can be quite high. It is so logical to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. On this page we are going to describe to you when to replace the timing belt on your Ds Ds 3? For that, to begin with, we are going to discover why it is essential to do this act of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Ds Ds 3 , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this change is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Ds Ds 3.


Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Ds Ds 3?

As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Ds Ds 3 represents a very important budget, so we understand that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this fix, so we will fairly quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Ds Ds 3’s timing belt objective

The timing of a Ds Ds 3 has a vital role in the smooth running of your engine. Obviously, 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 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.

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

The issue with the timing of a Ds Ds 3 is that it is internal to the engine. And so, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its condition. So you might think that this belt is just an unimportant component, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Ds Ds 3 breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. Obviously, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more severe the outcomes are. It is consequently vital to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Ds Ds 3?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Ds Ds 3? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned 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 Ds Ds 3 will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Ds Ds 3’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 replace the timing belt of an Ds Ds 3?

As the timing belt of a Ds Ds 3 represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to replace it on your own. Sadly it is very hard to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to reflect on this process, we will nevertheless fairly quickly illustrate the different steps to be performed to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Ds Ds 3 on stands, and depending on your engine you may 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 elements remain in the right position, otherwise 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 Ds Ds 3 by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s specifics.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Check that the engine unit 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 change the timing belt of your Ds Ds 3 . 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 , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

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