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

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Number of Reviews

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Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter arrived on time. He was cordial and neat. His work is excellent. He recommended additional work that will correct several misperforming functions. I hope he can be my mechanic for a long time. .
I couldn't have been more pleased with Peter's work. He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and nothing seemed like too much trouble for him to do. The work was completed on time and at the price quoted. He made the entire car repair process as painless as possible!! I am looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
Likable and Expert Mechanic. Showed up on time. Installed a timing belt kit (all belts, water pump, idlers, and tensioner) within the estimated time. I look forward to using Robert again for any other work I need on my cars.
Ryan

Ryan

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
15 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and knows what he's doing.
Gregory

Gregory

28 years of experience
141 reviews
Gregory
28 years of experience
Gregory was awesome! He showed up on time, did the job in the time promised, and for the price quoted. Gregory professional, and iI the definetly recomend his service, I will be calling amid asking for him to serviceour vehicles.
Derek

Derek

20 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
20 years of experience
Thank you Derek getting my truck back up and running! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family and will of course call if anything else is needed again. I’m glad I found YourMechanic and will never go back to an auto shop again.
Kenny

Kenny

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
25 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.
David

David

33 years of experience
195 reviews
David
33 years of experience
Exceptional service! Took the time to explain to me what service would be taking place. As a girl, that was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable about his craft. Personable as well.
Chip

Chip

31 years of experience
22 reviews
Chip
31 years of experience
Chip did a wonderful job on my car and I would recommend him to all of my friends.
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)
Amor

Amor

40 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
40 years of experience
Amor is an expert. Amor was on time and professional. Amor completed the work on time on budget and was very pleasant to work with. I would recommend your mechanic to friends and family. I am usually very careful with auto sales or repairs but with this service (so far), two thumbs up! John


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Forest Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Kia Rio $570 $314.00 $255.96 13% $658.00
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $472 $216.52 $255.96 15% $560.52
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27
2005 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2009 Audi TT $712 $304.34 $407.94 16% $852.59

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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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