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Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
Great, personable mechanic who took his time and went above and beyond in attending to details of timing belt and water pump replacement.
Leo was fantastic. He was very patient and took the time to diagnose my issue in an impressively methodical way. He also had incredible attention to detail in his repair. Manny was also great and provided great follow through and customer service both before/after the scheduled service. Leo was running late but he kept me informed via text message.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He did a great job, I also had him look at another car. He helped to make an appointment to fix it.
Josh was great! This is by far the best experience I have ever had dealing with my truck and a mechanic. I would recommend YourMechanic.com and Josh to all of my friends and neigbors. Thanks again for working on the holiday and making it a great holiday. Elynn Walker

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is simply the best mechanic you could ask for. He is very knowledgeable and committed to what he is doing. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car in the best shape possible. I could not ask for more.
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
The whole process was easy and pleasant.

Bret

40 years of experience
54 reviews
Bret
40 years of experience
Bret is great. He did a thorough inspection for my car. He is very detail and patient. I recommend him to everyone without hesitation

Mack

20 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
20 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
Thank you Derek getting my truck back up and running! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family and will of course call if anything else is needed again. I’m glad I found YourMechanic and will never go back to an auto shop again.

Jim

23 years of experience
3 reviews
Jim
23 years of experience
Jim was awesome

Christopher

18 years of experience
119 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Could not have gotten a better technician. There was not a thing that he did not know about the car. Showed up on time and was very meticulous in his work. Engine bay was certainly cleaner once he was done than when he started. I will certainly use this service again and ask for Christopher by name.

Joseph

31 years of experience
527 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph did a fantastic job . He arrived early and completed the timing belt ahead of schedule


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Danville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Fiat 500 $744 $391.90 $351.95 13% $864.90
2005 Suzuki Forenza $507 $282.57 $223.97 13% $583.57
2013 Fiat 500 $737 $457.50 $279.96 11% $833.75
2005 Lexus GS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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