Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Carl Junction.

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was polite, friendly, and very approachable. He was a little late (about ten minutes), but I appreciated him calling ahead of time to let me know.
You can tell he's very knowledgeable and skilled.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
Friendly and skilled - knows his shit about cars. Did a great job and was very gracious with the pricing, helped me really understand the work that was being done. I was nervous about this experience as it was my first time with the company but after working with Robert I would absolutely come back to these guys. Thanks dude!!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
OUTSTANDING as Always!

Joseph

31 years of experience
522 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!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1047 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore did a great job. He was on time, courteous and professional.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Great service!

Joseph

25 years of experience
468 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks

Alex

18 years of experience
27 reviews
Alex
18 years of experience
Alex was dedicated to finish service our car the same day even though he was on jury duty. Fantastic job. Would highly recommend.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor is an expert. Amor was on time and professional. Amor completed the work on time on budget and was very pleasant to work with. I would recommend your mechanic to friends and family. I am usually very careful with auto sales or repairs but with this service (so far), two thumbs up! John

Michael

22 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
On time, polite, knowledgeable, thorough. The car has never run so good. Will use him again for sure!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Carl Junction?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Hyundai XG350 $743 $399.27 $343.95 13% $861.52
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse $596 $339.70 $255.96 12% $683.70
2015 Ford Fusion $800 $367.88 $431.94 15% $948.38
2009 Lexus GX470 $630 $358.52 $271.96 12% $724.02
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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