Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Darien.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,082

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Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Rusty was very kind, thorough and professional. He did a great job.
I have used many mechanics in my day and Rusty is probably the most knowledgeable mechanic I have ever talked with, not to mention showing up on time and completing the work when he said it would be done, because he came prepared. I have to admit I was very skeptical about hiring an online mobile mechanic (wasn't sure who or what was going to show up) but when Rusty arrived, he let me know he was here and got straight to work. This guy is definitely NOT a "shade tree" mechanic, if you are thinking about using this mobile mechanic service Rusty is the guy to go with.
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Very informative friendly and punctual. Would highly recommend. Will be vetting service done by him again.
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.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.
Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1395 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
good man
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!
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
GOOD!!!
David

David

33 years of experience
195 reviews
David
33 years of experience
David did a great job on my PT. It was a big job to do. Took more then one day to finish but I knew it would take a lease two. Would have David work on all my other car for sure.
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Chris

Chris

15 years of experience
109 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
David

David

32 years of experience
16 reviews
David
32 years of experience
Nice, friendly, professional. Great service.
Mike

Mike

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
25 years of experience
Mike did a fantastic job on my Mitsubishi Eclipse.He was professional, explain the problems with my car and fixed it without breaking a sweat. He's a life saver, I don't know what I would've I done if it wasn't for him. Thanks again Mike.


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 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2013 Fiat 500 $695 $414.84 $279.96 12% $791.09
2004 Hyundai Tiburon $407 $174.82 $231.97 16% $486.57
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $979 $427.33 $551.93 16% $1169.08
2005 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07

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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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