Buying a car is a big budget for most of us, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your motor vehicle, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is so logical to ask yourself when is the right time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to describe to you when to change the timing belt on your Volkswagen CC? For that, to begin with, we are going to discover why it is necessary to do this process of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Volkswagen CC , then, we are going to fairly quickly explain to you how this change is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Volkswagen CC.
Why do we need to change the timing belt of an Volkswagen CC?
As we explained to you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Volkswagen CC represents a considerable budget, so we figure out that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to figure out the value of this repair, so we will fairly quickly describe why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Volkswagen CC’s timing belt objective
The timing of a Volkswagen CC has a vital function in the smooth running of your engine. In truth, 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 unit 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 unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed on time?
The problem with the timing of a Volkswagen CC is that it is internal to the engine unit. And so, in contrast to an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually check its condition. So you might presume 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 Volkswagen CC breaks, you will undoubtedly have to change the engine of this one. In truth, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more severe the consequences are. It is therefore fundamental to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Volkswagen CC?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to produce the timing belt of a Volkswagen CC? It is necessary to know that each engine unit 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 Volkswagen CC will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. Nevertheless, check out your Volkswagen CC’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve 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 Volkswagen CC?
As the timing belt of a Volkswagen CC represents a high budget, one can logically question if it is not possible to change it on your own. Sadly it is very difficult to access and just the most skilled amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will be able to consider this process, we will even so fairly quickly explain the different steps to be performed to change this timing belt:
- Place the Volkswagen CC on stands, and depending on your engine unit you may possibly have to remove a wheel. Take out the timing gearboxes
- To achieve this, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit components remain in the right position, in any other case your engine unit 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 remove all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Place the new water pump.
- Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Mount the new distribution of your Volkswagen CC by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt according to the manufacturer’s info.
- 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 Volkswagen CC . Be aware that if you do it at the garage of the brand or at a motor vehicle 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 , depending on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
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