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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joel

20 years of experience
780 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional. The job was no easy one as there is a troublesome bolt that makes this change out of the timing belt a bear. Joel never threw up his hands or got frustrated; he pressed on and got the job done. I would let him work on any of my cars and will be sure to ask for him when I use your mechanic again.
Very professional and knowledgeable

Robert

30 years of experience
583 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Great job as always. Very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and willing to explain what is happening with the repair. This is the third appointment I've booked with him and I'm always satisfied with his work.

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!

William

29 years of experience
40 reviews
William
29 years of experience
William was extrely polite, timely and knowledgeable!

Mauricio

39 years of experience
85 reviews
Mauricio
39 years of experience
I had a very good experience with Mauricio and would recommend him. He would go above and beyond to meet his customer's satisfaction. He is one of the best and down to earth mechanic I know.

AL

11 years of experience
191 reviews
AL
11 years of experience
AL is great to work with and a good problem solver when your car throws a problem his way.

Kenny

27 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
27 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
very professional and reliable experience Jerome was a true profession I will definitely use your mechanic again no gimmicks or smoke screens just honest mechanical work on my vehicle as consumers that's all we can ask for

Leo

40 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
40 years of experience
All good.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Darien?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Subaru Legacy $586 $345.88 $239.97 12% $668.38
2010 Dodge Journey $682 $282.24 $399.95 16% $819.74
2005 Volkswagen Golf $740 $420.14 $319.96 12% $850.14
2009 Acura RL $648 $304.42 $343.95 15% $766.67
2006 Lexus RX400h $665 $249.37 $415.94 17% $808.37

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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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