Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Foothill Ranch.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert did a great job! I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend.
We have known Robert for many years & know of his skills

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent Service!
Chris did a great job and worked fast.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter helped me out on short notice to fix my car. He was on time and professional. He quickly diagnosed and fixed my car in the middle of Arizona heat (113 F).
Was early and finished in half the time estimated. Was very professional, kind and really did an above and beyond job. This was my first time using this service and I am excited to never have to leave my car in a shop again :)

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan was fast and professional.

Michael

27 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
27 years of experience
Wonderful and knowledgeable mechanic. We would highly recommend your services with Michael.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Did a fantastic job! Very professional and helpful. I really appreciate the time he took to come out, it was a hot day, I felt terrible he was out on a black top. I did my best to park it in the shade, but still. Regardless, he powered through and hooked me up.

Bob

28 years of experience
42 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
Bob did a great job replacing my Acura's timing belt and the crankshaft camshaft seals. He has a van with all the tools needed to do a job efficiently. I will definitely book Bob again for future work.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
I initially had Eugenio coming to my apartment complex to complete a timing belt service. When Eugenio arrived, we discovered his truck would not fit in the underground garage! Eugenio tried to arrange a different location to perform the service but we were unable to secure a secondary location. I rescheduled the appointment two weeks later with Eugenio at a friend's house. The service was prompt and Eugenio provided a wealth of information (and pictures!) on what was done and what was needed. Seriously, an -awesome- experience!! But YourMechanic should be aware of Mechanic Truck size in the city and servicing apartment areas.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Foothill Ranch?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo XC90 $499 $283.51 $215.97 12% $573.76
2010 Hyundai Elantra $513 $216.66 $295.96 16% $614.41
2008 Saturn Astra $807 $439.22 $367.95 13% $933.72
2011 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41

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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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