Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in American Canyon.

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4.9/5

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph did a fantastic job . He arrived early and completed the timing belt ahead of schedule
This is truly an awesome service experience!!! Was able to get the work needed on my car in one day and and I did not have to go without my car. Joseph showed up just as planned, and did all the work (quite a bit since it took 5 hrs) in my office parking garage. Joseph, thanks so much!!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He is great. Would recommend him to anyone.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
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Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Hi, the service is good and satisfactory, I will not hesitate to use your mechanic.com again. Pricing is fair.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffery is a great mechanic that is very detailed in his work. He finds the problem at hand and also checks for other things that may become faulty later. Great guy,very knowlegable and able to explain things in a way all can understand .

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is terrific!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in American Canyon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $603 $363.46 $239.97 12% $685.96
2005 Hyundai Elantra $471 $174.82 $295.96 17% $572.57
2008 Volvo C70 $725 $324.99 $399.95 15% $862.49
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $1151 $559.32 $591.92 15% $1354.82
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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.

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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