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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.
Whitney was excellent and very meticulous at his job. My Elantra runs much smoother and nicer after the Timing belt change. Very happy with the work done !!!

Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph Lee did a great job. The tool he had didn't work to unscrew a bolt and went to the store to get a tool adapted to a very tight bolt in that case. He came back and finish the job. I really appreciate he went the extra mile to get the job done. Though, I realized when I drove my car that he didn't rotate the tires. I have a brand new wheel rim in the back and the other ones are rusty. The brand new one is still in the back.
Lee showed up right on time and right off the bat I knew it was a good decision to try YourMechanic. Lee was extremely friendly and informative. But most importantly, he was honest. Nice to have a mechanic who doesn't give you the run around and tack on extra charges that aren't necessary. Book with him, you won't be sorry.

Alex

18 years of experience
28 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.

Mario

18 years of experience
100 reviews
Mario
18 years of experience
Top notch mechanic.

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Awesome problem solver

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul did excellene job on 1999 Honda Odyssey.arrived on time

Gary

25 years of experience
13 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary was a fantastic mechanic. He worked carefully and patiently to replace the timing belt on my vehicle. He had a clear understanding of how to do this and references his sizeable experience working on many different vehicles, especially BMW and Audi. I've got several other jobs to do on my car, and I will be turning to Gary and YourMechanic, before a shop or garage. Thanks Gary!

James

25 years of experience
22 reviews
James
25 years of experience
James was on time and as we walked out his plans for the replacement of the timing belt and water pump. Not to mention all the other things that were done, it was easy to see that not only was he knowledgeable but, that he was confident. I have been turning a wrench with my Dad since before I can remember. Only in town for business and then to Dallas to see my daughter in University. Knowing that I could get there without a hitch was a game changer. I am in Waco now and saw that I had an opportunity to give him a score but, that I could also, say thanks again for saving the day. James is my Top-notch mechanic in the Austin area!

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
Scott is a professional and would highly recommend him. He arrived on time, did a great job and cleaned up after he was done.

Ryan

16 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
16 years of experience
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Chevy Chase?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru WRX $749 $429.18 $319.96 12% $859.18
2010 Kia Rio $688 $272.44 $415.94 17% $831.44
2011 Subaru Outback $781 $348.85 $431.94 15% $929.35
2011 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2008 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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.

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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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