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4.5/5

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6

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Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Really recommend his service to anyone else, needing auto services
Highly recommended, professional mechanic

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell was punctual, had all the necessary tools to do the job and completed the work ahead of schedule! We were skeptical about using Your Mechanic but ended up being absolutely thrilled with the service! Thank you!!
ontime and knowledgeable

Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Got it done

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Joe was very professional and polite and courteous

Ted

32 years of experience
6 reviews
Ted
32 years of experience
Ted was awesome. He is very knowledgeable in his field.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
20 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
I found Johnathan to be knowledgeable, courteous and confident in the performance of his mechanic services. Highly recommend

Breck

18 years of experience
541 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
great

Ralph

36 years of experience
124 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fort Worth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Tiburon $407 $174.82 $231.97 16% $486.57
2012 Subaru Forester $775 $503.16 $271.96 10% $868.66
2010 Kia Optima $776 $512.45 $263.96 10% $867.20
2005 Land Rover Freelander $983 $462.59 $519.93 15% $1161.34
2015 Acura TLX $600 $359.88 $239.97 12% $682.38

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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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