Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Blue Bell.

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Number of Reviews

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Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1441 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very personable, on time and having the work done at home was very convenient.
Chris allshouse is the man he is the only one I would use from Your Mechanic !!! Great job Chris !!
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Jeff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. We discussed what services I should have done in the future and the value of using factory parts for certain items. ie spark plugs. Jeff made sure to clean up after himself and kept my garage clean.
AWESOME GUY! Definitely recommend him and Your Mechanic. Jeff came to replace my timing belt, and found that it must have been replaced right before we purchased the car, that saved us $160!!
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Better than expected. He was very professional and you can really tell he cares about you and your car
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
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.
Fast!
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Great job.
Jonathan

Jonathan

32 years of experience
216 reviews
Jonathan
32 years of experience
Jonathan has worked on my car twice and both times he has gone far above and beyond. First time he came out, he chased away a snake that was resting in my engine. Then, when my battery wouldn’t start, he took the battery out of his own truck and used it to get my car started (my car had been sitting for a couple of months). The second time, he spent 5 hours working on a job which ended up being much more complicated than was expected. He stayed and worked by lamplight to make sure it was done right before he left. I highly recommend him. He is professional, knowledgeable, pleasant, and thorough. Thank you, Jonathan.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
He did a great job! I needed a lot of work on my car and Chet took his time. I was able to clean my house, pack my bags for vacation and check his progress while he worked. It was great! Very knowledgable.
Edward

Edward

39 years of experience
64 reviews
Edward
39 years of experience
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic. Had some unforeseen challenges with the job, but he stuck with it and the vehicle runs great. Second time we've used this service and we are very happy with it!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Blue Bell?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Mitsubishi Montero $659 $290.76 $367.95 16% $785.26
2011 Volvo S40 $608 $255.85 $351.95 16% $728.85
2005 Volkswagen Passat $813 $276.97 $535.93 18% $997.22
2011 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2006 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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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