Buying a car is a big budget for many of us, nevertheless, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your motor vehicle, and for some routine service works the bill can be quite high. It is so obvious to ask yourself when is the best time to perform these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. On this page we are going to explain to you when to change the timing belt on your Lincoln Continental? For that, first of all, we are going to discover why it is necessary to achieve this work of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Lincoln Continental , 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 Lincoln Continental.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Lincoln Continental?
As we explained to you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Lincoln Continental represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to understand the value of this fix, so we will quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Lincoln Continental’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Lincoln Continental has a vital purpose 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 enable the engine unit 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 unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The issue with the timing of a Lincoln Continental is that it is internal to the engine unit. And as a result, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually check its condition. So you might think 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 Lincoln Continental 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 serious the results are. It is therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Lincoln Continental?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Lincoln Continental? It is necessary to know that each engine is different and as we mentioned 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 Lincoln Continental will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Lincoln Continental’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 change the timing belt of an Lincoln Continental?
As the timing belt of a Lincoln Continental represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to change it on your own. Unfortunately it is very hard to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this operation, we will nevertheless quickly describe the different steps to be executed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Lincoln Continental on stands, and depending on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To do this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit components remain in the right position, otherwise your engine unit will break. Take out the other components 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 Lincoln Continental by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s info.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine is running properly.
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 Lincoln Continental . Be aware that if you do it at the mechanic 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 , depending on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Take note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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