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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was punctual and completed the job well within the estimated time frame. Great job!
Patrick was on time and did a perfect job. Very happy.

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel is awesome. 2nd time I've used him and he is courteous, diligent, efficient and does a great job.
Great service, I will recommend and any future service I may have, I will not think twice on his expertise.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was early, professional and informative

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
I was skeptical about using this service but I'm glad I did. Rey was extremely helpful and honest! Great job, great service!

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
He was on time and the work was great. He also explained to me what was done and all the problems he encountered. Would recommend him to everyone.

Mohammed

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Mohammed
7 years of experience
Mohammed mechanic, very happy with his work. Came on time for timing belt service. He is very cautious and after having the work done, he double check the work , which hardly any mechanic dose. In my opinion he is AAA grade mechanic

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Professional, explained things well, friendly, did great work. Highly recommend.

Tam

20 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
20 years of experience
Tam was fantastic. Very friendly and straightforward in communicating with me. So far so good, my car is driving great!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Great service. Personal and updated us on progress. Would repeat!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fountain Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2006 Volvo C70 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2005 Chevrolet Epica $653 $509.13 $143.98 7% $702.63
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2005 Lexus GX470 $798 $358.52 $439.94 15% $949.77

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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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