Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Corona Del Mar.

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Number of Reviews

1,165

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Chris

21 years of experience
1786 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris showed up earlier than the appointment time. He did a great job in fixing my car. I had water pump, timing belt, and all the other belts replaced. He notified me about the issue with the A/C pulley which i was able to get the part from a dealer which he also replaced. Overall it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend him. He is easy going and will notify you about the future problems that you may run into. Like they say "Apple a day keeps the doctor away", I have similar thing to say about Chris "Chris workmanship will keep the problems away"....
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
able to handle every aspect of the project. easy to get along with.
He did a great job! I needed a lot of work on my car and Chet took his time. I was able to clean my house, pack my bags for vacation and check his progress while he worked. It was great! Very knowledgable.

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!
Grzegorzs is the best mechanic in the Bay Area hands down! He went the extra mile (pun intended) taking care of my Kia spectra to make sure everything was working properly. I never felt taken advantage of or price gouged which unfortunately can happen with a lot of mechanics. Great work!

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Jeff was a very goo and honest mechanic. He had my car fixed and ready to go in a timely manner. He even saved me some money by telling me i didn't need the parts i requested because the dealership told me i needed them

Joseph

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

Chris

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was here early. He was very knowledgable and very nice. He finished my car and gave me some feedback on my next issue to have repaired. I will def be reqesting him next time.

Khoa

19 years of experience
387 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Did a great job on my timing belt replacement.

Andrew

14 years of experience
274 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Showed up early and everything went as planned. Couldn’t recommend more.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Corona Del Mar?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Subaru WRX $771 $451.22 $319.96 12% $881.22
2009 Chrysler 300 $625 $288.84 $335.95 15% $740.34
2016 Volvo S60 $1522 $1161.99 $359.95 7% $1645.74
2007 Acura RL $655 $311.02 $343.95 15% $773.27
2016 Acura RDX $645 $356.55 $287.96 13% $743.55

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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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