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 so obvious to ask yourself when is the right time to carry out these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to explain to you when to replace the timing belt on your Nissan Armada? For that, to begin with, we are going to find out why it is essential to achieve this act of maintenance, then, when to do the timing belt of your Nissan Armada , 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 Nissan Armada.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Nissan Armada?
As we explained to you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Nissan Armada represents a considerable budget, so we discover that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to discover the value of this repair, so we will quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Nissan Armada’s timing belt function
The timing of a Nissan Armada 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 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 on time?
The problem with the timing of a Nissan Armada is that it is internal to the engine. And consequently, contrary to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually check its condition. So you might presume that this belt is just an insignificant component, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Nissan Armada breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. Indeed, 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 significant the results are. It is consequently crucial to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Nissan Armada?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Nissan Armada? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned above, 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 Nissan Armada will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Nissan Armada’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 replace the timing belt of an Nissan Armada?
As the timing belt of a Nissan Armada represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to replace it on your own. Regrettably it is very tricky to access and only the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to reflect on this process, we will however quickly illustrate the different steps to be executed to change this timing belt:
- Place the Nissan Armada on stands, and depending on your engine you might have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine elements remain in the right position, otherwise your engine will break. Take out the other elements that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Take out 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 Nissan Armada by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s specifics.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine unit 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 change the timing belt of your Nissan Armada . 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 , depending on the place where you do it and your engine. Please be aware that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
If you have any additional questions about the Nissan Armada, do not hesitate to consult our Nissan Armada category.