Buying a car is a big budget for the majority of us, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your car, and for some routine service works the bill can be quite high. It is therefore obvious to ask yourself when is the most fortunate time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. In this article we are going to describe to you when to change the timing belt on your Ram ProMaster? For that, first of all, we are going to see why it is essential to do this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Ram ProMaster , then, we are going to quickly demonstrate to you how this change is done, and, finally, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Ram ProMaster.


Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Ram ProMaster?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Ram ProMaster represents a considerable budget, so we figure out that you are hesitant to do it and to allow you to figure out the benefit of this repair, so we will quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Ram ProMaster’s timing belt function

The timing of a Ram ProMaster 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 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 Ram ProMaster is that it is internal to the engine. And therefore, unlike an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually check its state. So you might think 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 Ram ProMaster breaks, you will definitely have to change the engine of this one. Indeed, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will as well break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the consequences are. It is consequently primordial to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Ram ProMaster?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Ram ProMaster? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we explained earlier, 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 Ram ProMaster will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Ram ProMaster’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can accomplish 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 change the timing belt of an Ram ProMaster?

As the timing belt of a Ram ProMaster represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to change it yourself. Unfortunately it is very difficult to access and only the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to reflect on this operation, we will however quickly explain the different steps to be carried out to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Ram ProMaster on stands, and based on your engine you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
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  • 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 take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
  • Mount the new water pump.
  • Install the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
  • Install the new distribution of your Ram ProMaster by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as indicated 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 change the timing belt of your Ram ProMaster . Take note that if you do it at the garage of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite 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.

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