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Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Came in a timely manner, took care of my issue promptly, very thorough with explaining what he was going to do. I so recommend him.
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!

Raymond

37 years of experience
262 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
Very knowledgeable

Joe

43 years of experience
792 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Joe's an excellent mechanic with many years of experience he shows up before time to get the job started. He replaced my timing belt and water pump and fan belts on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. I purchase the parts from Advance Auto Parts but it had a defective gasket he had to come back and redo it because of the gasket. He rescheduled the appointment a few days later and finish the job perfect. I suggest instead of buying your own Parts like I did get your parts from Joe this way everything is guaranteed with no extra labor charges.

Steve

30 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
30 years of experience
Steve was great and helpful. He fixed our timing belt, and after realizing that the serpentine belt was breaking down and showing and asking us, he went out and got a new serpentine belt and still fixed everything on time. He made great recommendations for needed repairs, and I would definitely choose him to work on my car again.

Travis

24 years of experience
4 reviews
Travis
24 years of experience
He was very professional and through. I strongly recommend him.

Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick is a complete professional. He showed up on time and completed the job on time. He replaced a water pump, thermostat and hoses.

Jay

37 years of experience
863 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Excellent

Chris

18 years of experience
435 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was amazing, personable and knowledgeable

Dan

39 years of experience
893 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Super Guy to do business with, Dan knows his stuff, He listens to your situation and collects information and does his thing!!...He gets it right,and he is quick about it!!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Chelsea?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited $797 $453.20 $343.95 12% $915.45
2013 Chevrolet Cruze $821 $453.20 $367.95 13% $947.70
2006 Subaru Legacy $659 $395.22 $263.96 12% $749.97
2015 Acura RLX $745 $488.96 $255.96 10% $832.96
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1146 $562.06 $583.92 14% $1346.81

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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.

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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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