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Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
I was very pleased with the service I received from Josh, he has restored my faith in mechanics. I was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish, I wish I had found him sooner. Carl B.
Joshuas replaced Timing Belt, Water pump and Spark Plugs for my 2007 Honda Odyssey. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable. He came on time and completed the work in 4 1/2 hours in highly professional manner. I was watching him throughout and noticed that he is very methodical. Whenever I ask any question he explained in great detail all my questions with great patience. He even replaced my wipers which I bought from Costco free of charge. I really like his work and would recommend him to others also.

Ian

15 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
15 years of experience
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.
I could not be more impressed. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great job.

Alex

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
22 years of experience
Alex completed the timing belt fast and easy. He is nice and mentioned a few other items need maintenance.

Kyle

13 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
13 years of experience
Fast

Paul

25 years of experience
237 reviews
Paul
25 years of experience
Clean. polite.fast. Answered questions. Best service i had in years. Car Czar.

Chris

22 years of experience
2086 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
perfect job

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick did a great job! I appreciate his feedback and overall professionalism.

Amor

43 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
43 years of experience
Very organized, focused, and gets the job done! A role model for mechanics!

Jesse

8 years of experience
7 reviews
Jesse
8 years of experience
Was friendly and did a great job and left work area clean

Raul

34 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
34 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Algonquin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Algonquin. Our mechanics in Algonquin are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Algonquin.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mitsubishi Lancer $496 $191.91 $303.96 17% $600.41
2009 Volvo C70 $570 $330.20 $239.97 12% $652.70
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $1009 $465.26 $543.93 15% $1196.26
2006 Acura TL $729 $337.15 $391.95 15% $863.90
2013 Acura MDX $917 $477.35 $439.94 14% $1068.60

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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.

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