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 works the bill can be quite high. It is consequently logical to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to explain to you when to change the timing belt on your Mercedes A class? For that, to begin with, we are going to see why it is necessary to do this process of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Mercedes A class , then, we are going to quickly describe to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Mercedes A class.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Mercedes A class?
As we explained to you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Mercedes A class represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the importance of this repair, so we will quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Mercedes A class’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Mercedes A class has an essential function in the smooth running of your engine. In actual 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 enable 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 problem with the timing of a Mercedes A class is that it is internal to the engine. And therefore, contrary to an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually check its condition. So you might believe that this belt is just an unimportant part, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are big. If the timing of your Mercedes A class breaks, you will most certainly have to change the engine of this one. In actual 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 Mercedes A class?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Mercedes A class? It is necessary to know that each engine is different and as we described 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 Mercedes A class will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Mercedes A class’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 Mercedes A class?
As the timing belt of a Mercedes A class represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to change it yourself. Regrettably it is very difficult to access and just the most knowledgeable amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this procedure, we will nevertheless quickly describe the different steps to be executed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Mercedes A class on stands, and based on your engine you might have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To get this done, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine components 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.
- Place the new water pump.
- Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Mount the new distribution of your Mercedes A class by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s specifics.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine 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 Mercedes A class . Be aware 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 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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