Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Franklinton.

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Dan

39 years of experience
900 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Your Mechanic is a great business to deal with, providing amazing pricing and top notch professional workmanship. I will absolutely without a doubt be using Your Mechanic again and will be requesting that Dan Barber be my mechanic for all future jobs! A+++++
Super Guy to do business with, Dan knows his stuff, He listens to your situation and collects information and does his thing!!...He gets it right,and he is quick about it!!

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Jeffrey was on time, informative and knew his business. I will not hesitate to ask for him again.
Jeffrey is an awesome and very well experienced mechanic. I think he could fix any car with his eyes closed.

Robert

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
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!
Already using him again...

Tith

21 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
21 years of experience
He was great with communicating before and during the appointment and arrived early. He did a great job installing my new timing belt and drive belt. Would definitely recommend him.

Sami

21 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
21 years of experience
He couldn't find my place at first, but provided great work on my car.

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Christopher

20 years of experience
271 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
I called him "the surgeon", straight to the point, very knowledgeable, came on-time. I recommended Chris and will definitely book him again.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1313 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Patrick was on time and did a perfect job. Very happy.

Cesar

9 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
9 years of experience
Cesar is very professional. He is booked solid but came in and did a good thorough job.

Gerron

34 years of experience
185 reviews
Gerron
34 years of experience
Timely and personable :)


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Franklinton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Ford Transit Connect $804 $380.40 $423.94 15% $950.15
2008 Subaru Legacy $663 $343.05 $319.96 14% $773.05
2006 Honda Pilot $747 $339.39 $407.94 15% $887.64
2006 Audi A4 $769 $288.58 $479.94 17% $933.58
2016 Acura RLX $710 $453.65 $255.96 11% $797.65

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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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