Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Clinton Township.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,184

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Robert

30 years of experience
597 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Quick work, friendly, good communicator.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Overall good service. Could have done without some of the offhand comments saying "shouldn't have taken jobs like this". But overall he did what he was hired to do and was on time and took responsibility for the repair, coming back the next day after poor weather made it unreasonable to continue. He did seem more interested in getting done and going home then doing the job professionally as shown by accidentally crimping wires between the valve cover and the engine block and not noticing that when he refilled the coolant, that half of it was flowing onto the floor rather than into the car.
Excellent job. Very professional. Great job.

Tith

20 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
20 years of experience
He was great with communicating before and during the appointment and arrived early. He did a great job installing my new timing belt and drive belt. Would definitely recommend him.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua found the source of the problem almost immediately upon doing his Preliminary Inspection ( it was NOT what I called him for). He showed up for the appointment we made for the repair and I was impressed by his professionalism. He had all his equipment and parts in order and did exactly what he promised in the time we allotted. He answered all my questions and I could tell he was very knowledgeable and was also conscientious about his methodology: he cleaned all the parts, he solved two more problems he noted as he worked, and when he was done, my truck was HAPPY and he didn't even leave a drop of oil on the ground, or a dirty fingerprint on the paint! Joshua is a credit to all mechanics everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend the services of YOURMECHANIC.COM.

david

11 years of experience
13 reviews
david
11 years of experience
Excellent Experience. 9hr job (+). Early arrival, late departure. Careful to evaluate, knowledgable, detailed, problem solver. Negotiated rates over phone to ensure fair pricing on extra's. Hope he stays in the network, YourMechanic needs someone like David to be successful.

Alexander

28 years of experience
45 reviews
Alexander
28 years of experience
Alexander replaced my car's timing belt today and did a great job. He was friendly, knowledgeable and gave me very valuable advice. The repair did cost exactly as much as the quote had said and I really appreciated the free inspection. Next time my car needs any maintenance or repairs, I will definitely try to make an appointance with Alexander again!

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred was very efficient and allowed me to watch him while he worked.

Ralph

37 years of experience
137 reviews
Ralph
37 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others

Paul

24 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
24 years of experience
He arrived at exactly the appointed time and was very easy to work with. Did a nice job.

Duane

24 years of experience
396 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Great service, and quick


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Clinton Township?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Elantra $481 $185.34 $295.96 17% $583.09
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander $1094 $733.78 $359.95 10% $1217.53
2005 Subaru Impreza $611 $370.76 $239.97 11% $693.26
2010 Acura MDX $762 $321.79 $439.94 16% $913.04
2009 Lexus GX470 $633 $360.73 $271.96 12% $726.23

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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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