Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Coronado.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was great!
Fast and did a good job
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
I bought my Avalon on last February 10th. The car is in so clean and mint condition by considering its age. However, I've noticed that the previous owner did not change timing belt and water pump for over 7 years. So at first, I made some quotes with different shops around my town. And obviously, they were asking too much of money on parts and labor to service timing belt and water pump. All of a sudden, I realized that I've serviced my previous car with YourMechanic before. Then, I made a quote, and I decided to make appointment today morning. In my opinion, Joshua is the most professional, friendly, and knowledgeable mechanics I've experienced. He was on time, completed the service way faster than I expected! Since he serviced my vehicle today, I would definitely make another appointment when the service is needed. Glad my Avalon found her doctor today!
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Phil

Phil

27 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
27 years of experience
Phil is an excellent mechanic. He took his time and informed me of every steps of his progress. I would highly recommend him.
John

John

21 years of experience
55 reviews
John
21 years of experience
John arrived ontime, and made all repairs in a timely manner. Will use again!!!!!!
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
great techician
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
He seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely matter and finished long before the estimated time.
Luke

Luke

13 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
13 years of experience
First time. Seemed great. As the owner of 9 cars...this could be the perfect solution for this busy and crazy family
Paul

Paul

22 years of experience
206 reviews
Paul
22 years of experience
Great first experience with YourMechanic! Impressed with Paul being on time and ready to work on my Lexus! I will look forward to having Paul do any future work on my vehicles!
David

David

11 years of experience
66 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Just fantastic. He arrived quite early and not only did the job fairly quick, but I also got a general assessment on my old Lexus. Highly recommended!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Coronado?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chrysler 300 $692 $291.64 $399.95 16% $829.14
2011 Volvo S40 $608 $255.91 $351.95 16% $728.91
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $604 $260.04 $343.95 16% $722.29
2007 Audi A3 $737 $368.89 $367.95 14% $863.39
2005 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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.

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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