Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Dickinson.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Fast!
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 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.
Robert is terrific!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is the man! Having had some REALLY bad mechanics in the past, I try to do as much work on my truck myself as possible, but I knew I was going to need help with the timing belt. I just wasn't comfortable setting the timing myself without any supervision. Originally, I wanted to find someone to supervise my work so that I wouldn't do it wrong, obviously I couldn't find anyone to do that since I hired Whitney to do it. He was awesome though, knowing how much I wanted to do it myself, He talked me through everything he did and let me watch and ask as many questions as I wanted... which was a lot! He even let me pick his brain about other parts of my truck that had nothing to do with what he was working on. All of my family lives in a another state so it was really nice to have someone I felt comfortable with and who knew what they were doing to help me. I would 100% recommend Whitney to anyone! Great guy and great service!
You can tell he's very knowledgeable and skilled.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Nice guy
Joseph was absolutely professional, easy going and fantastic to work with. I will be working with him in the near future! Thanks so much for all you did today. it was so cold outside!

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Friendly and great service!

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He makes it look easy, but it is not. Does not waste time, gets on the job right away and does an excellent job.

Franky

23 years of experience
21 reviews
Franky
23 years of experience
best mechanic Ive ever had.

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty did an amazing job. He arrived ten minutes early and chatted with me before he started working. I definitely will be requesting his services again.

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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Dickinson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Fiat 500 $738 $457.80 $279.96 11% $834.05
2006 Honda Accord $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2011 Mitsubishi Galant $708 $339.70 $367.95 15% $834.20
2004 Lexus IS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98
2009 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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