Buying a car is a big budget for many of us, 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 so obvious to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to carry out these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to show you to you when to replace the timing belt on your Ford Transit Connect? For that, first of all, we are going to discover why it is essential to do this work of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Ford Transit Connect , 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 Ford Transit Connect.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Ford Transit Connect?
As we informed you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Ford Transit Connect represents a considerable budget, so we figure out that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to figure out the benefit of this repair, so we will fairly quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Ford Transit Connect’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Ford Transit Connect has an important purpose in the smooth running of your engine. In 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 in time?
The issue with the timing of a Ford Transit Connect is that it is internal to the engine. And so, unlike an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually verify its condition. So you might think that this belt is just an insignificant part, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Ford Transit Connect breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. In 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 results are. It is consequently vital to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Ford Transit Connect?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Ford Transit Connect? It is necessary to know that each engine is different and as we explained earlier, 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 Ford Transit Connect will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Ford Transit Connect’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 replace the timing belt of an Ford Transit Connect?
As the timing belt of a Ford Transit Connect represents a high budget, one can logically question if it is not possible to replace it oneself. Unfortunately it is very hard to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this procedure, we will even so fairly quickly explain the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Ford Transit Connect on stands, and based on your engine you may have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To do this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine elements remain in the right position, in any other case 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 Ford Transit Connect by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s data.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check 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 Ford Transit Connect . Take note 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 speaking 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 note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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