Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your motor vehicle, and for some maintenance works the bill can be quite high. It is so obvious to ask yourself when is the best time to carry out these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. On this page we are going to describe to you when to change the timing belt on your Hyundai Ix20? For that, first of all, we are going to discover why it is essential to do this act of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Hyundai Ix20 , then, we are going to fairly quickly explain to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Hyundai Ix20.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Hyundai Ix20?
As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Hyundai Ix20 represents a significant budget, so we figure out that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to figure out the benefit of this fix, so we will fairly quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Hyundai Ix20’s timing belt function
The timing of a Hyundai Ix20 has an essential role 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 allow the engine 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.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The problem with the timing of a Hyundai Ix20 is that it is internal to the engine. And therefore, unlike an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually check its state. So you might believe that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Hyundai Ix20 breaks, you will most definitely have to change the engine of this one. Indeed, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the consequences are. It is therefore vital to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Hyundai Ix20?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Hyundai Ix20? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we described earlier, 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 Hyundai Ix20 will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Hyundai Ix20’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 change the timing belt of an Hyundai Ix20?
As the timing belt of a Hyundai Ix20 represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to change it yourself. Sadly it is very tricky to access and only the most knowledgeable amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this procedure, we will nevertheless fairly quickly describe the different steps to be accomplished to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Hyundai Ix20 on stands, and based on your engine you might have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- 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. 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.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Mount the new distribution of your Hyundai Ix20 by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s specifics.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Verify that the engine unit 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 replace the timing belt of your Hyundai Ix20 . Be aware that if you do it at the garage area of the brand or at a motor vehicle 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 , based on the place where you do it and your engine. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Hyundai Ix20, do not hesitate to consult our Hyundai Ix20 category.