Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in East Hanover.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Exceptional service! Took the time to explain to me what service would be taking place. As a girl, that was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable about his craft. Personable as well.
Once again, David came through. Did the job well, explained the issue and did not try and up sell me (one thing mechanics seem to do all the time). He also finished BEFORE the estimated time of completion he originally stated. Well done!

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Did a fantastic job! Very professional and helpful. I really appreciate the time he took to come out, it was a hot day, I felt terrible he was out on a black top. I did my best to park it in the shade, but still. Regardless, he powered through and hooked me up.

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Alan was great he was always in contact with me. Alan was very truthful and professional. The best of all the price was fair.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was nice and he got the job done quickly and graciously!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
His service is good. thank you so much

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
No complaints, came on time and got it done.

Khoa

18 years of experience
355 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa is punctual, efficient, and explains the work he is doing. He arrived exactly on time and was done is about half the time he estimated. I am very happy with the work he did on my vehicle!

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Happy with Raul, Happy with YourMechanic. I've owned over 300 cars, 2 shops and I am a car historian, so I'm pretty familiar with auto repairs. I inherited my aunt's '01 Camry with 45,000 miles. I like seeing guys with lots of experience working on my car. Raul was superior. But then, so was my last experience. Your service is really good for "car guys" as well as everybody else!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
excellent service and knowledge, friendly


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in East Hanover?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Subaru Legacy $673 $353.28 $319.96 14% $783.28
2013 Subaru WRX $750 $430.24 $319.96 12% $860.24
2004 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2010 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2007 Lexus LX470 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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