Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Duarte.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
I couldn't have been more pleased with Peter's work. He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and nothing seemed like too much trouble for him to do. The work was completed on time and at the price quoted. He made the entire car repair process as painless as possible!! I am looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!

Keith

17 years of experience
326 reviews
Keith
17 years of experience
Keith was a pleasant and courteous young man who I thought was very talented. He replaced my timing belt and water pump on my 2000 Lexus RX300. Now it is "quite as a mouse." Thank you Keith for a job well done. I will be asking for you in the future.
The work completed for replacement of the timingbelt, water pump and pulley was completed without any issues.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Great mechanic!
Hi is professional! Really good job!

Chris

21 years of experience
1861 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Guy was great. My van is running great.Thanks.You
Excellent Service!

Charles

33 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
33 years of experience
Charles was professional and prepared. He was on time despite the weather and took his time to make sure everything was running right.
Charles got right to work. He was kind to my 6 year old son who was curious and wanted to “help”. Will definitely ask for Charles for all future work on my car.

Ben

40 years of experience
1147 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience

Scott

21 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
21 years of experience
Scott worked in the timeframe given plus, he was very professional in doing the job! Satisfied Consumer

Joseph

19 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Professional, explained things well, friendly, did great work. Highly recommend.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very impressed. Maxwell was prompt for the appointment and patient in answering all of my questions. You could tell he was very knowledgeable and I was very satisfied with the work he performed. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future for any maintenance or service of my vehicles.

Joseph

19 years of experience
507 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Joseph, did a great job with my car. This is the second time I have had him out and it will definitely won't be the last.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Duarte?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler Pacifica $784 $304.02 $479.94 17% $949.02
2012 Fiat 500 $746 $466.34 $279.96 11% $842.59
2006 Toyota Tundra $782 $373.89 $407.94 15% $922.14
2006 Audi TT $646 $333.61 $311.96 14% $752.86
2007 Lexus RX400h $763 $282.77 $479.94 17% $927.77

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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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