Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Folsom.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
This job was replacing a timing belt on a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. My neighbor had the same job done on his Tundra by our local shop only a week ago and paid $550 (labor only) so the quote of $285 from YourMechanic was a no-brainer. Gary arrived on time and did a very professional and proficient job, everything was rebuilt and torqued against the manual. I have now booked him again for some brake work. I would still use a Toyota shop for any diagnostics but I would not hesitate to use YourMechanic for routine maintenance if they continue to be competitive .

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.
Robert was right on time. He explained exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect, He also has followed up to make sure all is well, and made sure that we could contact him if had any questions. Nice job Robert!

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Nice guy, professional work attitude. Arrived early, got the job done quickly. Provided recap of the service afterwards. Would recommend

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Isai was great. He was punctual and very polite. He fixed the problem and explained a few things about the car. I would for sure recommend him to a friend!

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
I'm always happy with Art!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. We discussed what services I should have done in the future and the value of using factory parts for certain items. ie spark plugs. Jeff made sure to clean up after himself and kept my garage clean.

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
very professional and reliable experience Jerome was a true profession I will definitely use your mechanic again no gimmicks or smoke screens just honest mechanical work on my vehicle as consumers that's all we can ask for

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
He is quick, efficient and professional.

David

32 years of experience
66 reviews
David
32 years of experience
Did and excellent job.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan was professional and knowledgeable. He encountered an issue with my timing belt caused by a previous mechanic but was able to fix it. I was very impressed and pleased with his work.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Folsom?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru WRX $750 $430.24 $319.96 12% $860.24
2004 Subaru Impreza $595 $354.92 $239.97 12% $677.42
2010 Chevrolet Aveo $723 $434.82 $287.96 12% $821.82
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
2005 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77

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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.

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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