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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Augie

Augie

28 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
28 years of experience
Augie did a great job! He replaced what I needed and also made a few recommendations. Most notable, he had no surprise fees.
AugI was on time . He fixed a timing belt on my toyota rave 4 . Brought everything he needed . Was fast and knowledgeable. I would recommend my mechanic to a friend .Love that they come to your home.
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
We have known Robert for many years & know of his skills
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Great service.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
I appreciate the time attention Whitney gave my car, and I would certainly use him again for servicing my Vehicles. He has a passion for the work that he does. Thanks Whitney
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Great mechanic!
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.
Emmette

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette was great! I purchased my own parts and he did a great job inventorying everything up front and letting me know what I needed. He took the time to show me where my water pump was starting to show signs of wear. I am very happy with the service he provided! I will definitely be a repeat customer.
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Charles was professional and prepared. He was on time despite the weather and took his time to make sure everything was running right.
Mack

Mack

19 years of experience
104 reviews
Mack
19 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Everything went as planed. Chris is a pleasure doing business with.


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 Optima $537 $320.62 $215.97 12% $610.87
2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport $704 $303.75 $399.95 16% $841.25
2008 Kia Rio5 $566 $278.51 $287.96 14% $665.51
2006 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2005 Audi A4 $1089 $505.30 $583.92 15% $1290.05

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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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