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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,175

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Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very knowledgeable!
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.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
I was very pleased with the service I received from Josh, he has restored my faith in mechanics. I was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish, I wish I had found him sooner. Carl B.
GOOD!!!

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.
I could not be more impressed. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great job.

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.
Ben was great! I thought my alternator was bad but he found that it was the water pump, which was being replaced as part of the timing belt kit anyway. Ben saved me some money! He explained what he was doing, he was very professional and he's a great guy on top of it all. I'd have Ben work on my cars again without question! I'd give him six stars if I could. Thanks Ben!

Joel

20 years of experience
831 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Grzegorzs did a great job replacing the timing belt, water pump, and front brakes.

Eugenio

25 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
25 years of experience
He was on time and the work was great. He also explained to me what was done and all the problems he encountered. Would recommend him to everyone.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Very professional and helpful

Tung

15 years of experience
308 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
Tung went above and beyond.

David

17 years of experience
39 reviews
David
17 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Evanston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $858 $506.51 $351.95 12% $979.51
2011 Honda Odyssey $751 $311.02 $439.94 16% $902.27
2007 Subaru Outback $604 $348.05 $255.96 12% $692.05
2015 Acura RDX $599 $311.02 $287.96 14% $698.02
2013 Acura TL $679 $311.02 $367.95 15% $805.52

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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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