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

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Number of Reviews

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Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
The guy is very professional!
I could not be more impressed. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great job.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
He was fast, kind and very informative!
Great customer service
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 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!
Rodney was awesome. This was my first experience with "YourMechanic" and I was curious as to how this would work out. He had some issues and took a little longer then estimated. But he persevered and completed the job. This was a timing belt replacement (no easy job), and I didn't have to worry about dropping the car off and renting a car. He came directly to the house and did it all. Amazing service. Have already recommended to co-workers and will definitely use again.
Frederick

Frederick

13 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
13 years of experience
Great job, working 13 hr shifts no time to fix myself, car is running great thanks already called for diesel to have water pump fixed!
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
This is the first time i do the repair with Whitney, he is very good mechanic, and very open with customer, he show customer everything he working on, and he checking on the car to see it anything els need to fixed, overall he is a good mechanic, i would tell all my friend when ever they need a service for there car.
Whitney took the time to perform thorough diagnostics and provided recommendations. He then implemented the big work of replacing the timing belt and more to our full satisfaction.
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Kenny

Kenny

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
25 years of experience
Ken is professional and knowledgeable. He kept my husband and I updated on the cost of the repairs which were significantly less what Acura dealership had quoted and far more convenient. He was NOT pushy. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely work with him again.
Frank

Frank

37 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
37 years of experience
Frank was very knowledgeable and good at his job. He was also quick.


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
2007 Volkswagen Jetta $833 $368.89 $463.94 16% $992.39
2006 Hyundai Elantra $471 $174.82 $295.96 17% $572.57
2005 Chrysler Sebring $494 $221.64 $271.96 15% $587.14
2011 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2009 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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