Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Dearborn.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Always a pleasure to have Maxwell work on our vehicles! Always on time, professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable.
Maxwell was friendly, approachable, and struck me as very knowledgeable. He was also neat and efficient with the work I hired him to do. I'd definitely hire him again.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
There's nothing more irritating than car problems, so when I find a good, honest mechanic, I stick with them. Well, today I took a chance and tried YourMechanic. Why? Because their price for changing my timing belt was substantially less than the dealer price and even beat the price quoted by my regular mechanic. The result? Awesome. Kenny was prompt and courteous and most importantly, he's an extremely skilled mechanic. I give YourMechanic and Kenny a double thumbs up!
Kenneth is great. He got the job done. I provided the parts but got a couple of them wrong. No big deal because Kenneth went out of his way and picked up the correct serpentine belts. That is just awesome.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
was great. i got to watch how its done, ask questions, finished precisely on time, was thorough & did it just how i would do it, if i knew what i was doing. hehe
Seemed very knowledgable. Courteous.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1054 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Fast!
It was a great experience. Am totally planning on having him do the rest of the work.

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.
The guy was awesome and honest. He will tell you what is wrong, ways to fix it, and tips. He was early to the app interment and did a really good job. I will use him again in the future. Oh, and the parts they use are new, higher quality. Can't go wrong with that. this is so much better than driver to a mechanic shop.

Jim

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

Matthew

31 years of experience
598 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Fast service

Rodney

34 years of experience
380 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Exceptional Mechanic

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Quick and professional!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Dearborn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $619 $363.46 $255.96 12% $707.46
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2006 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2011 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2008 Lexus GX470 $694 $358.52 $335.95 14% $810.02

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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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