Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Glen Ellyn.

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Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

26 years of experience
853 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Very pleased with entire process. Communication great! Jeffry is now my auto mechanic. I have been telling friends & coworkers about the stress free experience. Car runs great now!
Jeff arrived early and he and his wife were very friendly and professional. Asked if there were concerns other than the job assigned & noted those. He finished the repair ahead of scheduled time & also fixed a squeaky serpentine belt. I would highly recommend Jeff!

Chris

21 years of experience
1693 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was very personable, on time and having the work done at home was very convenient.
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, very nice person.
He communicated well about his arrival and was fast and thorough on a fairly complex job.

Rodney

35 years of experience
389 reviews
Rodney
35 years of experience
Rodney showed up early and went to work promptly. I was impressed by his knowledge and experience. and would gladly recommend him as a mechanic for any automotive task/repair!
Arrived on time and finished early. Professional, knowledgeable and decent. Wouldn't hesitate to book him again

Peter

42 years of experience
1275 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Peter came in time and carefully inspected the car. He was honest, did his job very well. Timing Belt, Serpentine belt and transmission fluid service was done. He also rotated my tires. I am glad to made a appointment from him. He did everythin in my garrage. He was done in 4 hours. I would strongly reccomend him.

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
Ian sent me a message that he could come earlier than my appointment time and since I was already home, I appreciated the earlier start time. Ian is super friendly and a knowledgeable mechanic, as well as patient and seemed very trustworthy (I hardly ever trust anyone from the start, especially mechanics. He was also able to answer all of my questions). He took pictures of everything that he did, so much different than any other mechanic that has worked on my car. Pretty cool that "Your Mechanic" offers this type and level of service. I will be using "Your Mechanic" if and when my car needs servicing and I would hope that Ian was the mechanic that came out. Thank you very much to Ian and to "Your Mechanic"

Andrew

14 years of experience
227 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Gray guy, knows what he’s doing. I would recommend and also would want him for more services to my car in the future

Adam

16 years of experience
48 reviews
Adam
16 years of experience

Timothy

21 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
21 years of experience
He did s really good job

Ted

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


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Glen Ellyn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Suzuki Reno $427 $283.17 $143.98 10% $476.67
2005 Jeep Wrangler $513 $312.72 $199.97 11% $581.47
2014 Subaru WRX $761 $440.78 $319.96 12% $870.78
2011 Acura TSX $624 $304.42 $319.96 14% $734.42
2010 Acura TL $688 $304.42 $383.95 16% $820.42

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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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