Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, however, to this one you will have to add the maintenance of your motor vehicle, and for some maintenance acts the bill can be quite high. It is consequently logical to ask yourself when is the best time to accomplish 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 Mitsubishi Pajero 3? For that, to begin with, we are going to discover why it is essential to do this act of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Mitsubishi Pajero 3 , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Mitsubishi Pajero 3.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Mitsubishi Pajero 3?
As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Mitsubishi Pajero 3 represents a very important budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the value of this repair, so we will fairly quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Mitsubishi Pajero 3’s timing belt action
The timing of a Mitsubishi Pajero 3 has an important function in the smooth running of your engine. In 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 allow the engine 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.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed in time?
The issue with the timing of a Mitsubishi Pajero 3 is that it is internal to the engine. And so, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is unachievable to visually verify its state. 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 Mitsubishi Pajero 3 breaks, you will definitely have to change the engine of this one. In fact, the pistons will hit the valves and damage them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the outcomes are. It is therefore crucial to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Mitsubishi Pajero 3?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Mitsubishi Pajero 3? It is required to know that each engine 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 Mitsubishi Pajero 3 will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Mitsubishi Pajero 3’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish 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 Mitsubishi Pajero 3?
As the timing belt of a Mitsubishi Pajero 3 represents a high budget, one can logically question if it is not possible to change it on your own. Unfortunately it is very hard to access and only the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this process, we will even so fairly quickly summarize the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Mitsubishi Pajero 3 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 components 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 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 Mitsubishi Pajero 3 by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s info.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine is running effectively.
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 Mitsubishi Pajero 3 . 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 quite 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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