Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Cabin John.

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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1057 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is awesome with his excellent skills, 100% recommendation.
Theodores is experienced and detail on every single items and parts. He has no problem flxing one of the major maintenance for car, which is replacing timing belt. He is able to answer every question and explained every detail in the car. One of the best tech i have meet so far and being very honest on everything. Strongly recommended and will seek him again.

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was early, professional and informative
Excellent work thanks

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey is an awesome and very well experienced mechanic. I think he could fix any car with his eyes closed.
He did a good job on fixing our car. He made sure it was done right and double checked his work . Great job Jeff.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Grzegorzs is a real pro and a nice guy to boot. Very knowledgeable and meticulous in his work, and you can tell he prides himself on a job well done.
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was on time, explained the process and completed the job to my satisfaction. Would surely recommend.
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Wonderful man. James was super. It is hard to say enough positive things about him. I feel like I have a new friend. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He taught me a few things and found a couple of minor things that need to be taken care of. But most of all, he is a very personable and pleasant man to be around. Very highly recommended.

Gary

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

Fernando

11 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
11 years of experience
Fernando was very knowledgeable and friendly. He finished my vehicle in a timely manner. Great job!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
A great guy on time and gets the job done.

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Marty was awesome! He was accommodating to my schedule and made sure my car was in tip-top shape before he returned it. He over communicated and I felt confident with every recommendation he provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Cabin John?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Odyssey $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2006 Mitsubishi Montero $656 $288.47 $367.95 16% $782.97
2014 Ford Fusion $745 $312.76 $431.94 16% $893.26
2006 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2013 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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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