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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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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Very professional and knows what he’s doing. He doesn’t waste anytime and gets the job done.
Really recommend his service to anyone else, needing auto services

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is knowledgable and expert. He is swift and Courteous. He did my service pretty smartly and knows what and how to do.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
Derek was absolutely great! He was early and finished the work in a timely fashion. He explained everything he was doing along the way, invited me to hang out with him while he did the repair and answered all of the questions/concerns I had unrelated to the part he was fixing. Any questions I had were addressed I learned more in 30 minutes talking with Derek than I ever have from shops I've taken my cars to before. I would highly recommend using him for any/all of your automotive needs. Will definitely use this service and ask for Derek for any future repairs. Thanks!

Art

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

Michael

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Michael
35 years of experience
I have obtained 4 estimates for replacing time-belt & water pump, it would cost me anywhere from $1000 (dealer) to $700 (independent auto repair shop). For less than $600, Micheal not only replaced my Nissan's time-belt & water pump but also changed PCV valve and cleaned/flushed power steering fluids, that alone would cost $75 to $125. The best part is he did it at the garage where I am working, so convenient, no pickup and no waiting.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Joseph showed up on time, went right to work and did a great job.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Very good..

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Awesome mechanic!!!

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty did an amazing job. He arrived ten minutes early and chatted with me before he started working. I definitely will be requesting his services again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Brea?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Forester $807 $503.16 $303.96 11% $911.66
2004 Toyota Tacoma $673 $368.76 $303.96 13% $777.26
2006 Subaru Impreza $589 $348.85 $239.97 12% $671.35
2011 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2004 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07

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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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