Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, nevertheless, 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 so logical to ask yourself when is the best time to accomplish these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to show you to you when to replace the timing belt on your Tesla Model Y? For that, to begin with, we are going to discover why it is important to do this process of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Tesla Model Y , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Tesla Model Y.


Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Tesla Model Y?

As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Tesla Model Y represents a considerable budget, so we understand that you are reluctant to do it and to allow you to understand the importance of this fix, so we will fairly quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.

Your Tesla Model Y’s timing belt action

The timing of a Tesla Model Y has an important role 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 allow 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 issue with the timing of a Tesla Model Y is that it is internal to the engine. And as a result, contrary to an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually check its condition. So you might believe that this belt is just an insignificant part, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are substantial. If the timing of your Tesla Model Y 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 also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more serious the results are. It is consequently primordial to make your timing belt on time .

When to do the timing belt of its Tesla Model Y?

We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Tesla Model Y? It is necessary to know that each engine unit is different and as we mentioned 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 Tesla Model Y will be the less you will have to worry about your belt. Nevertheless, look at your Tesla Model Y’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 replace the timing belt of an Tesla Model Y?

As the timing belt of a Tesla Model Y represents a high budget, one can rationally question if it is not possible to replace it oneself. Sadly it is very hard to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to reflect on this operation, we will however fairly quickly explain the different steps to be performed to replace this timing belt:

  • Place the Tesla Model Y on stands, and based on your engine you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out 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. Take out the other components 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 Tesla Model Y 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 unit 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 Tesla Model Y . Take note that if you do it at the garage area 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. Take note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.

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