Buying a car is a big budget for the majority 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 consequently obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to carry out 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 Jeep Patriot? For that, to begin with, we are going to see why it is important to achieve this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Jeep Patriot , then, we are going to fairly quickly demonstrate to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Jeep Patriot.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Jeep Patriot?
As we explained to you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Jeep Patriot represents a significant budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this repair, so we will fairly quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Jeep Patriot’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Jeep Patriot has a vital function 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 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 issue with the timing of a Jeep Patriot is that it is internal to the engine. And as a result, unlike an accessory belt, it is difficult 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 replace it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Jeep Patriot breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. Obviously, the pistons will hit the valves and injure them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more serious the results are. It is consequently crucial to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Jeep Patriot?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Jeep Patriot? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we explained 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 Jeep Patriot will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, look at your Jeep Patriot’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve 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 Jeep Patriot?
As the timing belt of a Jeep Patriot represents a high budget, one can rationally wonder if it is not possible to replace it oneself. Sadly it is very hard to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this operation, we will even so fairly quickly summarize the different steps to be accomplished to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Jeep Patriot on stands, and based on your engine you may 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, in any other case 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 take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Place the new water pump.
- Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Install the new distribution of your Jeep Patriot by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as outlined 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 Jeep Patriot . Take note that if you do it at the garage area 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 note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
Whenever you have any additional questions about the Jeep Patriot, do not hesitate to consult our Jeep Patriot category.