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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,102

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John

18 years of experience
414 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable, he completed the job and the car runs very smoothly. I was taken aback that he did a timing belt change and not one drop of fluid was left behind. He went over vital repairs that were truly needed versus trying to upsell as some dealerships will do. Rest assured John will be my go to mechanic. I wish he had brought business cards for the people who kept coming up to him.

Son

23 years of experience
52 reviews
Son
23 years of experience
I needed my timing belt changed . Son was awesome fast,prompt and courteous. He was very knowledgeable and completed the job in a timely manner.

David

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

Jeremy

18 years of experience
279 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
On time and very informative and great mechanic have hi praise for him.

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
He is good worker, friendly, and I would recommend him to a friend .

Joseph

31 years of experience
530 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Lee showed up right on time and right off the bat I knew it was a good decision to try YourMechanic. Lee was extremely friendly and informative. But most importantly, he was honest. Nice to have a mechanic who doesn't give you the run around and tack on extra charges that aren't necessary. Book with him, you won't be sorry.

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was very to the point and went straight to work diligently. He worked in the blazen Texas heat for 5 hours straight to replace my timing belt, water pump, and tensioners. Unfortunately after the service I was quoted for needing to get my crank seal and front mounts done as well. I knew that he was right thought after his work efforts and showed me evidence of the event. I had a great experience from Charles.

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Nice , friendly, professional expert

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Godwin Tsui just helped me changed my 2005 Carmy' s timing belt. He arrived on time as scheduled. He did a very good job. Godwin is very friendly, i highly recommend him. I am very please with his services. I would rate him 6 stars if it is possible.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Great mechanic!


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 Volkswagen Jetta $536 $216.52 $319.96 17% $646.52
2005 Honda Accord $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2004 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2004 Lexus ES330 $609 $256.77 $351.95 16% $729.77

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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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