Audi Cabriolet 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 Cabriolet

Audi Cabriolet Timing Belt Replacement costs $729 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Audi CabrioletV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1191.53Shop/Dealer Price$1495.43 - $2241.73
1994 Audi CabrioletV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1167.12Shop/Dealer Price$1465.84 - $2166.42
1995 Audi CabrioletV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1077.53Shop/Dealer Price$1352.11 - $2029.18
1998 Audi CabrioletV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1161.53Shop/Dealer Price$1456.99 - $2196.97
1997 Audi CabrioletV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1161.53Shop/Dealer Price$1457.20 - $2197.32
Show example Audi Cabriolet 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

Brikk

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
18 years of experience
Audi Cabriolet V6-2.8L - Window is not working - Charlotte, North Carolina
Brick is very thorough and makes sure he does the job right.

Raymond

37 years of experience
314 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
Audi TT L4-2.0L Turbo - Timing Belt - Las Vegas, Nevada
Excellent Job, very professional and friendly

Chris

22 years of experience
2129 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Audi A4 L4-2.0L Turbo - Timing Belt - Huntington Beach, California
Chris allshouse is the man he is the only one I would use from Your Mechanic !!! Great job Chris !!

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience
Audi A4 Quattro L4-1.8L Turbo - Timing Belt - San Francisco, California

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 an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve can cause drivability problems if it fails and should be replaced to avoid engine performance issues.
What Does the Hood Open Warning Light Mean?
The hood open warning light lets you know when your car hood is not closed properly.
P0596 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cruise Control Servo Control Circuit High
P0596 means there is an issue with the cruise control servo control circuit. This can be caused by a faulty unit, blown fuses, or broken wires.

Runs rough says o2 rich

Hard pull on the steering wheel when turning.

The caster on this vehicle is not adjustable, and with the measurements you've given it appears that something is bent. There are camber bolts to adjust camber, but there is no caster adjustment. A printout with the included angle and...

Just replaced spark plugs and wires in my car and now it sputters at an idle in park.

Hello and thank you for your question. To check the spark plugs, simply remove one spark plug at a time and place it on the ground somewhere away from the engine's belts and away from the spark plug hole. ...

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