Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ambler.

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Kevin

Kevin

21 years of experience
90 reviews
Kevin
21 years of experience
Kevin arrived on time repair my Hyundai Time Belt kit did great job....
Kevin was knowledgeable and very personable. I am very appreciative of the. Time and care he took with my car. Thank you so much. Nancy Allen
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theo was on time. He was very courteous and didn't mind me asking questions from time to time. I felt we had a good rapport. He did a great job of explaining everything to me and pointed out some things to me about the car as well. Says my car should last another 10 years at least..
T was on time and very professional. T was very accommodating as he educated me by pointing out car anatomy and basic working of the job at hand. I can tell by how T moved through the car that he was knowledgable and had experience with diagnostic problem solving. I would hire again and have a family referral. Thank you
Brandon

Brandon

16 years of experience
255 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon is a master mechanic. He is very knowledgeable and skillfully. Highly recommend.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew is great! I've had two service calls with him and the quality of service was excellent. Matthew is very knowledgeable and takes the time to help customers understand what he did.
Gary

Gary

32 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
32 years of experience
Awesome mechanic!!!
Jay

Jay

35 years of experience
633 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
did a great job.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was able to come in and replace my car's timing belt without any issue and in a timely manner. The results were immediately noticed and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Joseph to a friend.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert is simply the best mechanic you could ask for. He is very knowledgeable and committed to what he is doing. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car in the best shape possible. I could not ask for more.
Kyle

Kyle

10 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
was great. i got to watch how its done, ask questions, finished precisely on time, was thorough & did it just how i would do it, if i knew what i was doing. hehe


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ambler?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Ambler. Our mechanics in Ambler 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 Ambler.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser $822 $262.18 $559.93 18% $1014.68
2011 Honda Ridgeline $648 $311.82 $335.95 15% $763.32
2004 Toyota Solara $585 $256.77 $327.93 16% $697.49
2014 Acura MDX $752 $359.88 $391.95 15% $886.63
2015 Acura TLX $600 $359.88 $239.97 12% $682.38

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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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