Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Fort Lee.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Honest mechanic that will look out for you and won't bleed you dry. Thank you!
I really enjoyed working w/ Chris & his knowledge on all mechanic-related ventures. He made a Great-Impression on me & would highly recommend him to anyone needing his Master-Mechanic capabilities. I would like for him to contact me for another project. He left me his phone # but I neglected to enter it in my phone.. Please pass along my info to him. Thanks so much , DuPree Jordan 770-722-2636

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
What a great concept! Less expensive car maintenance that doesn’t get more convenient than your car mechanic making a house call. Jeffrey was on time, professional & honest (as is his wife!). Not only did he change my timing belt but he took care of other eroding belts as well (while showing & explaining to me exactly what was wrong). I have finally found someone I trust to work on my car!
My appointment was for 2:00 p.m on Saturday (04/30/2016). Heavy rain was forecasted for later on that afternoon, so Jeffrey called, and offered to start the timing belt change at 12:00 noon. That was very considerate of him. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic, and completed the work without any breaks. He wife came along with him, and they are both very pleasant to talk to. The Odyssey sounds like new now. Thank you Jeffrey.

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Wonderful job with kindness!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick showed up on time and was very courteoujdand professional. He got right to work and completed thegtiming belt and waterpump replacement . I am very impressed with this and will continue to use as it is significantly less expensive than going to the dealership.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
It was great. He was on time, professional and did a very good job.

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Very professional and knows what he’s doing. He doesn’t waste anytime and gets the job done.

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Did a great job!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Once again he was highly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell was friendly, approachable, and struck me as very knowledgeable. He was also neat and efficient with the work I hired him to do. I'd definitely hire him again.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Choeun put in the extra effort needed to replace my timing belt. He very helpful and professional. You just cant beat having a professional mechanic come to you to perform repairs. So convenient.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fort Lee?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford Fusion $799 $367.49 $431.94 15% $947.99
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $647 $439.22 $207.97 9% $718.72
2005 Volkswagen Golf $813 $348.93 $463.94 16% $972.43
2004 Lexus GX470 $774 $358.52 $415.94 15% $917.52
2010 Acura MDX $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.

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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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