Buying a car is a big budget for many of us, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your car, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is therefore obvious to ask yourself when is the best time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to explain to you when to change the timing belt on your Renault Clio 3? For that, to begin with, we are going to find out why it is important to achieve this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Renault Clio 3 , then, we are going to fairly quickly explain to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Renault Clio 3.


Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Renault Clio 3?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Renault Clio 3 represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the benefit of this fix, so we will fairly quickly explain why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Renault Clio 3’s timing belt action

The timing of a Renault Clio 3 has an important purpose in the smooth running of your engine. Obviously, 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 on time?

The problem with the timing of a Renault Clio 3 is that it is internal to the engine. And therefore, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is impossible to visually verify its condition. So you might believe that this belt is just an insignificant part, but the risks you take if you don’t change it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Renault Clio 3 breaks, you will most definitely have to change the engine of this one. Obviously, 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 severe the consequences are. It is therefore crucial to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Renault Clio 3?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Renault Clio 3? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we revealed 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 Renault Clio 3 will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Renault Clio 3’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 Renault Clio 3?

As the timing belt of a Renault Clio 3 represents a high budget, one can logically wonder if it is not possible to change it yourself. Sadly it is very difficult to access and just the most knowledgeable amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to reflect on this procedure, we will however fairly quickly describe the different steps to be carried out to change this timing belt:

  • Place the Renault Clio 3 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 elements 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 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 Renault Clio 3 by respecting the markers.
  • Tension the belt as indicated by the manufacturer’s info.
  • Put the rest of it back together.
  • Verify that the engine unit 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 change the timing belt of your Renault Clio 3 . Be aware that if you do it at the garage area 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 , based on the place where you do it and your engine. Please be aware that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

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