Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ambler.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,145

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Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Ben came exact at 9 o'clock as schedule. He performed an excellent job. He was very polite.

Dan

38 years of experience
763 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Fixed the problem and arrived on time.

Chris

21 years of experience
1693 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris showed up earlier than the appointment time. He did a great job in fixing my car. I had water pump, timing belt, and all the other belts replaced. He notified me about the issue with the A/C pulley which i was able to get the part from a dealer which he also replaced. Overall it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend him. He is easy going and will notify you about the future problems that you may run into. Like they say "Apple a day keeps the doctor away", I have similar thing to say about Chris "Chris workmanship will keep the problems away"....
Chris is a great mechanic and very professional representative for your company. I will be using this service again ang have already recommended it to friends.

Joseph

26 years of experience
508 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Showed up on time and did the job quickly and efficiently. Awesome job!

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien was great. He serviced the car perfectly and gave me advice on other services I may need in the future. He accepted this job when others declined. He has a strong work ethic and follows through. He obviously knows his craft and did a great job on getting my daughter's car back on the road. I would recommend him without reservation. Thanks Tien for doing a great job.

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Joe is very courteous and prompt. He knows what he is doing, and is very confident in his ability to repair your car. I would gladly have Joe work on my vehicle in the future.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
I have been recommending "YourMechanic" to everyone it is so convenient and the pricing is great !! No need to take time off work everything is done on the computer it's great !! No surprises you know the cost when you schedule the service I love it !! Joshua was absolutely AWESOME he was so professional and very nice the car runs soooo good I am extremely happy !!

Jason

31 years of experience
148 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
I wanted to have my timing belt and water pump and serpentine belt replaced on my V8 4Runner. Hard to find decent mechanics in my community so I looked online and chose My Mechanic. Prices were good and booked the appointment with Jason. Jason showed up on time and was courteous and explained all what would be done. It was a good experience and we were happy and will use Jason again for brakes and other maintenance on my cars.

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and it definitely won't be the last! Ian arrived right on time, explained everything he would be doing and then got to work. Upon completion he made a couple recommendations for future maintenance and additionally sent me a complete report. My vehicle runs great and I just loved the convenience of having the work done at my house which allows for direct communication with the mechanic.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Maxwell was friendly, approachable, and struck me as very knowledgeable. He was also neat and efficient with the work I hired him to do. I'd definitely hire him again.


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
2007 Volvo S40 $572 $307.59 $263.96 13% $662.34
2009 Subaru Forester $775 $502.58 $271.96 10% $868.08
2006 Jeep Wrangler $513 $312.72 $199.97 11% $581.47
2014 Acura RLX $705 $385.26 $319.96 13% $815.26
2006 Acura RL $648 $304.42 $343.95 15% $766.67

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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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