Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Chester.

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Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.
Friendly helpful and honest. Highly recommended.
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Your Mechanic is a great business to deal with, providing amazing pricing and top notch professional workmanship. I will absolutely without a doubt be using Your Mechanic again and will be requesting that Dan Barber be my mechanic for all future jobs! A+++++
Great service at a fair price. I have had Dan service my Toyota many times and have been 100% satisfied every time.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
A great guy on time and gets the job done.
Mauricio

Mauricio

37 years of experience
84 reviews
Mauricio
37 years of experience
I had a very good experience with Mauricio and would recommend him. He would go above and beyond to meet his customer's satisfaction. He is one of the best and down to earth mechanic I know.
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Raul

31 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
31 years of experience
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Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 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.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
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Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!
Keith

Keith

15 years of experience
168 reviews
Keith
15 years of experience
The best. He is an excellent person.
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Patrick

30 years of experience
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30 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Chester?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Subaru Forester $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2008 Subaru Outback $605 $348.85 $255.96 12% $692.85
2013 Subaru Forester $807 $503.05 $303.96 11% $911.55
2006 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2014 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82

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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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