Audi 200 Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

customer ratings

(15)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

customer ratings

(15)

Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Audi 200

Audi 200 Timing Belt Replacement costs $624 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Audi 200L5-2.2L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1084.60Shop/Dealer Price$1359.96 - $2070.27
1990 Audi 200L5-2.2L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1063.60Shop/Dealer Price$1333.14 - $2039.09
1989 Audi 200L5-2.2L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$998.28Shop/Dealer Price$1251.49 - $1908.44
Show example Audi 200 Timing Belt Replacement prices

Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Audi mechanics

Real customer reviews from Audi owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(15)

Rating Summary
14
1
0
0
0
14
1
0
0
0

Martin

42 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
42 years of experience
Audi 200 L5-2.2L Turbo - Car is overheating - San Marcos, Texas
Thank you

David

36 years of experience
195 reviews
David
36 years of experience
Audi A4 Quattro L4-2.0L Turbo - Timing Belt - Los Angeles, California
David was great. Took really good care of my car and was very professional.

William

34 years of experience
431 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Audi A3 L4-2.0L Turbo - Timing Belt - Litchfield Park, Arizona
Excellent job

Duane

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Duane
25 years of experience
Audi A6 Quattro V6-2.7L Turbo - Timing Belt - Poway, California
couldn't be better

Excellent Rating

(15)

Rating Summary
14
1
0
0
0
14
1
0
0
0
Number of Audi Timing Belt Replacement services completed
165+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Audi MECHANICS
700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Replace a Headlight Closure Relay
Your headlights depend on the headlight relay located in your vehicle’s fuse box. Occasionally these relays need to be replaced.
P0897 OBD-II Trouble Code: Transmission Fluid Deteriorated
P0897 means the engine control module has detected that the transmission fluid is deteriorated, possibly due to low or dirty fluid levels.
B1392 OBD-II Trouble Code: Power Door Memory Lock Relay Circuit Failure
B1392 means there is a malfunction with the power door memory lock relay circuit. This is likely due to damaged wiring or circuit failure.

a Chevy Cruze 2011 and when I stop at a red like or when the areis not moving and I get ready to accelerate its hesitation

Hi Nawaza. Thanks for contacting us today. The Chevrolet Cruze isn't well known for its acceleration ability. However, this could be a sign of a rather signification fuel system obstruction or even transmission problems. I would recommend having a professional...

2003 Saturn Vue. Cannot get car to turn over. Will crank but not run. Have replaced 2 computers, battery, alternator, multiple sen

Be sure the issue is not old or contaminated gasoline and that there is adequate fuel in the tank. Past three months, gas starts to become suspect. Measure the actual fuel pressure on the fuel rail. If fuel pressure is...

My car stalls when driving battery light comes on before it stalls and then has a hard time starting ...seems like it has no power

Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be an issue with the alternator or the battery. The first thing you can do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. The check engine light is on because a code has...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com