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

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Fantastic experience. My first time using YourMechanic and will not hesitate to use again. Joseph was very knowledgeable, personable and professional.
Joseph initially diagnosed a coolant leak as a faulty water pump, and then swapped out the timing belt and water pump a few days later. His service was incredible and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Joseph visited me at my home on both occasions and I didn't have to sit in a smelly auto shop for 4 hours while the work was completed.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
My appointment was for 2:00 p.m on Saturday (04/30/2016). Heavy rain was forecasted for later on that afternoon, so Jeffrey called, and offered to start the timing belt change at 12:00 noon. That was very considerate of him. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic, and completed the work without any breaks. He wife came along with him, and they are both very pleasant to talk to. The Odyssey sounds like new now. Thank you Jeffrey.
Jeffrey was very professional! My timing belt was broken, so he came into a situation that was 50/50 in terms of being able to get it running again. He was very honest with me about this 50/50 chance and let me know that he would do all that he could by replacing the belt and hoping for the best. He was very considerate of not wasting my time or money. He put the new timing belt on and my car is up and running, the engine is just fine too! I am extremely grateful for his help. I'd recommend Jeffrey in a heartbeat.

Joseph

25 years of experience
498 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)

Steve

13 years of experience
27 reviews
Steve
13 years of experience
This was his second job on our VW. The work was done with great professional skill. He is very knowledgeable of the work that needs to be done. He has great work ethics. he is always on time for the appointment. Which is very unusual in this day in time. We are grateful that we discovered Your Mechanic and we are extremely pleased with all of Steve's work. We have recommended Your Mechanic to many of our friends.

Mike

26 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience
Mike did a fantastic job on my Mitsubishi Eclipse.He was professional, explain the problems with my car and fixed it without breaking a sweat. He's a life saver, I don't know what I would've I done if it wasn't for him. Thanks again Mike.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
knowledgeable

Robert

35 years of experience
131 reviews
Robert
35 years of experience
Job Well Done

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
great service. arrived earlier, which was great. although he was not feeling 100% he left me 100% satisfied. Will use again.

John

15 years of experience
4 reviews
John
15 years of experience
John was very helpful and knowledgeable about the repair he was doing. He finished the repair an hour before the anticipate finish time was. He also didn't mind answering all other questions I had about my car. He's an amazing mechanic!

Andrew

13 years of experience
182 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
My experience with Andrew was good. I would use him again. I just wish they got the repair information correct. It felt a little like a bait and switch scheme. Not a scam just a little like a scheme. Thanks!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in East Meadow?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Charger $732 $291.64 $439.94 17% $882.89
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2011 Acura MDX $648 $311.82 $335.95 15% $763.32
2006 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41

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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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