Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Arcadia.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!
Great job as always. Very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and willing to explain what is happening with the repair. This is the third appointment I've booked with him and I'm always satisfied with his work.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was absolutely professional, easy going and fantastic to work with. I will be working with him in the near future! Thanks so much for all you did today. it was so cold outside!
Fast and did a good job

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
I'm always happy with Art!

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough

David

10 years of experience
13 reviews
David
10 years of experience
Excellent Experience. 9hr job (+). Early arrival, late departure. Careful to evaluate, knowledgable, detailed, problem solver. Negotiated rates over phone to ensure fair pricing on extra's. Hope he stays in the network, YourMechanic needs someone like David to be successful.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Sheer excellence. Chris was professional, punctual, and courteous. He arrived early and completed an arduously difficult service (90k mile service; including timing belt, radiator flush, oil change, and tire rotation) during one of the hottest days of the year...while working on simmering asphalt! No complaining. No problems. Just admirable efficiency and effort. I will be asking for him specifically on my next service. Thank you, Chris!

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Fixed car in a timely manner and very nice attitude

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
I just wanted to let you know , the service from Fred was outstanding. Really great service I appreciate it! Thank you

Rick

40 years of experience
28 reviews
Rick
40 years of experience
Rick was AWESOME!! He was on time called when he was pulling into my lot and was completely professional and he knew what he was doing!! He walked me through the steps and then went to work. I will use this service again and would be happy if I could request Rick. The below info says BRIAN and it was RICK GEORGE who serviced my car...I want to be sure he gets this feedback not BRIAN.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Arcadia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan $532 $291.64 $239.97 13% $614.14
2005 Kia Optima $537 $320.62 $215.97 12% $610.87
2004 Subaru Baja $593 $353.30 $239.97 12% $675.80
2013 Acura RDX $576 $311.82 $263.96 13% $666.57
2009 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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