Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Fairborn.

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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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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Besides Joshua's great service, I also received great service on the phone while making the appointment, and dealing with some issues regarding getting parts. Thanks!
He is great. Would recommend him to anyone.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
the care rides like a dream, Gary worked really hard and was very professional
Very satisfied with Gary and YourMechanic. Glad they followed up with phone call and recommended a tensioner that was not included in the timing belt kit. Even though Gary was late the the appt, he was able to do the timing belt, thermostat, waterpump, and drive belt under the estimated time it would take. I was pretty impressed with how smooth the replacements would be. I ended up learning a lot about my car and was even able to get my hands dirty. Definitely recommending this company as well as Gary to friends.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Arrived on time and finished early. Professional, knowledgeable and decent. Wouldn't hesitate to book him again
Very happy with the service. Rodney had an opening the same day that I found the website. He worked through a tough part removal issue due to unforeseen damaged parts without complaint even though it caused him extra hours of work. I had a damaged loose crankshaft pulley that messed up the end of the crankshaft spline. He expertly filed down the burrs to facilitate removal and installation of a new pulley. Then the timing belt and serpentine belts were replaced. He was friendly and answered all my questions. I will use his services again and recommend him to my friends. The car runs great now. Thank you Rodney.

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Very professional.
Very thorough!!!!!

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Gregorz (goes by Gregory) is very professional. He replaced my timing belt which is a big job. Due to complications the work was performed in his garage because he needed a lift. Had I known all that was involved, I would have taken the car to his garage as opposed to attempting the repair at my home. Gregorz also called out the the timing belt tensioner should be replaced but that wasn't part of the quote. He got the part at a local parts store and installed that as well. He lost about 30-40 minutes going to the part store - I though he went over and beyond as he could have just used the old tensioner and said nothing.

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience
Kevin was outstanding, professional, and communicative! He was detailed, informative, and was willing to walk the extra mile for me as a customer! I've never had better service!

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Always a pleasure to have Maxwell work on our vehicles! Always on time, professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable.

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Ruben was very nice, very thorough, and very professional.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fairborn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Kia Amanti $734 $382.38 $351.95 14% $855.38
2006 Kia Sorento $945 $464.68 $479.94 14% $1109.68
2007 Toyota Sequoia $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2006 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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