Buying a car is a big budget for many people, 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 obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. On this page we are going to show you to you when to change the timing belt on your Hyundai Veloster? For that, first of all, we are going to discover why it is essential to achieve this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Hyundai Veloster , then, we are going to quickly explain to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Hyundai Veloster.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Hyundai Veloster?
As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Hyundai Veloster represents a very important budget, so we discover that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to discover the benefit of this fix, so we will quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Hyundai Veloster’s timing belt function
The timing of a Hyundai Veloster has a vital 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 enable the engine unit 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 unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The problem with the timing of a Hyundai Veloster is that it is internal to the engine unit. And so, contrary to an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually verify its state. So you might think that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Hyundai Veloster breaks, you will definitely have to change the engine of this one. In truth, 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 serious the results are. It is therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Hyundai Veloster?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Hyundai Veloster? It is necessary to know that each engine unit 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 Hyundai Veloster will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Hyundai Veloster’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve 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 change the timing belt of an Hyundai Veloster?
As the timing belt of a Hyundai Veloster represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to change it on your own. Sadly it is very difficult to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this process, we will even so quickly summarize the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Hyundai Veloster on stands, and based on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit elements remain in the right position, in any other case your engine unit 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 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 Hyundai Veloster by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s info.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Verify that the engine unit is running effectively.
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 Veloster . 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 unit. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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