Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is there a global way for replacing timing belt for all cars?

asked by on

just i wanna know if the procedure i do for replacing a timing belt in a Honda will be the same for a Toyota by example, if no, does a global book, procedure, for disassembly and assembly not only timing belt but the others parts of all systems in automotive? thank you.

A: Hey there. While there are many similaritie...

Hey there. While there are many similarities for some cars in terms of replacement and assembly procedures for various components, there is not a "global book" or one-size-fits-all approach to the majority of work (including timing belts). There may be some generalized steps between cars but there are typically many nuances that exist between cars that one should be attentive of. This is largely due to the sophistication of the various components present on today's cars. Often times, the majority of the more complex procedures performed on today's cars require the skill and experience of a professional. If you decide you need help with a timing belt replacement, a certified professional from YourMechanic can perform this installation at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: SUV rear end has roaring, grinding noises

Hello. The way to fix this problem is to replace the rear differential with a new one. You could also have the existing differential rebuilt in order to stop the problem. Another option would be to replace the damaged differential...

Q: At what mileage should a 2013 Chevy Sonic timing belt be replaced?

Hi there - the "simplified maintenance guide" from Chevy directs you to replace the timing belt, idler pulleys, tensioner and guides on your 1.8 liter engine "every 3 years or at 97,500 miles, whichever comes first". Most manufacturers do not...

Q: Car vibrates in gear, but not in park

Many different parts can cause a vibration when the vehicle is in drive. The most likely would be an engine mount or transmission mount. It would probably be best to have this looked at in person. A certified technician, such...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...