Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Elmhurst.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshuas replaced Timing Belt, Water pump and Spark Plugs for my 2007 Honda Odyssey. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable. He came on time and completed the work in 4 1/2 hours in highly professional manner. I was watching him throughout and noticed that he is very methodical. Whenever I ask any question he explained in great detail all my questions with great patience. He even replaced my wipers which I bought from Costco free of charge. I really like his work and would recommend him to others also.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
AWESOME GUY! Definitely recommend him and Your Mechanic. Jeff came to replace my timing belt, and found that it must have been replaced right before we purchased the car, that saved us $160!!
If I need more work done on any car I would request Jeff to come out.

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
I was skeptical about using this service but I'm glad I did. Rey was extremely helpful and honest! Great job, great service!

Mohammed

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Mohammed
7 years of experience
Mohammed mechanic, very happy with his work. Came on time for timing belt service. He is very cautious and after having the work done, he double check the work , which hardly any mechanic dose. In my opinion he is AAA grade mechanic

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Replaced my timing belt and water pump

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Fixed problems. Ended up staying later than scheduled because my car was being obstinate.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
fantastic service, very professional. lucky to have a guy like clifton in the area!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is high professional, clear and organized in the work mechanic. He good knows and loves his job. He has a well-equipped truck with tools and necessary equipment for any work. Robert did great job replacing timing belts on my Nissan Frontier and Toyota Highlander. I have already recommended three friends for Robert and I'll recommend him for all those, who need any repair or any service on their cars. Thank you Robert. Good job. I also want to thank the management, as I understand it is still not big, but growing company, for information and the organization of the repair of cars.

Eliud

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Eliud was very professional. He worked through the rain and got the job done to replace timing belt. My car was 1993 & he had to use his experience to open rusted parts to reach the timing belt replacement parts. I trust him for his workmanship.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Elmhurst?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Highlander $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2008 Hyundai Tucson $457 $216.66 $239.97 15% $539.16
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $753 $464.70 $287.96 11% $851.70
2006 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2004 Audi A6 $1151 $559.32 $591.92 15% $1354.82

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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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