Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Forest Hill.

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David

David

23 years of experience
50 reviews
David
23 years of experience
I can't rave enough about how fast amd knowledgeable and punctual David is. My father owned a shop for 13+ years and would have been very happy to know David and would have jumped at the chance to hire someone with his integrity. I wish there were 6 stars!
David did a great job, was super nice, and went above and beyond for me! Would totally recommend!
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
47 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris showed up on time and got to work right away. He worked very diligently and completed the job ahead of schedule. He is now my go to mechanic. Awesome job!
David

David

29 years of experience
107 reviews
David
29 years of experience
He is good worker, friendly, and I would recommend him to a friend .
Adam

Adam

14 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam is great.
Jerome

Jerome

22 years of experience
293 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Great job. Made it look so easy.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1072 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Very thorough!!!!!
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Was on time and quick
Jerel

Jerel

8 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
8 years of experience
Did a great job!
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Very fast


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Forest Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Solara $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2008 Suzuki Forenza $427 $282.57 $143.98 10% $476.07
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse $604 $299.54 $303.96 14% $708.04
2004 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2005 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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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