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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1047 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Great service, very knowledgeable and professional.
Enrique was very knowledgeable, honest and gave great advice in regards to what I should do with my car. He did a very good job.

Daniel

19 years of experience
262 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel completed my work on Sunday, and was able to complete the appointment in a timely manner. All work appears to be satisfactory.

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Alan was great he was always in contact with me. Alan was very truthful and professional. The best of all the price was fair.

Chris

16 years of experience
325 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris was amazing, personable and knowledgeable

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was a pleasure to work with

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David did a great job on my PT. It was a big job to do. Took more then one day to finish but I knew it would take a lease two. Would have David work on all my other car for sure.

Ben

39 years of experience
1085 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is professional and friendly. I would definitely book his service again if needed.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Joseph

31 years of experience
522 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was great!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Azusa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2006 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.28 $239.97 12% $675.78
2006 Subaru Baja $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2008 Audi A4 $801 $368.89 $431.94 15% $949.39
2005 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18

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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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