Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Federal Way.

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Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Diego is a great mechanic and a fine gentleman. Highly recommended, he is the best. Thanks Diego!
Showed up on time (earlier than expected). Did the job in timely manner. Cleaned up after himself. Was courtesy, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!
Jeffery is a great mechanic that is very detailed in his work. He finds the problem at hand and also checks for other things that may become faulty later. Great guy,very knowlegable and able to explain things in a way all can understand .
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 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.
Andrew

Andrew

13 years of experience
33 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Andrew was pleasant and did the job well.
Alfredo

Alfredo

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
18 years of experience
Alfredo was great. He came prepared and was very efficient. He finished my timing belt in the time it was to take.
Raul

Raul

31 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
31 years of experience
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.
Clifton

Clifton

27 years of experience
40 reviews
Clifton
27 years of experience
My experience was amazing and he is so very professional, I will definitely be using yourmechanic.com again and I will request Clifton!!!! Trully a great job well done!!!! Thank you!!!!!
Clifton

Clifton

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

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Federal Way?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Honda Odyssey $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2004 Volkswagen Passat $644 $260.04 $383.95 17% $776.04
2004 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2006 Audi A8 Quattro $947 $427.51 $519.93 15% $1126.26

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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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