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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,152

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Joseph

26 years of experience
516 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
He did a great job, I also had him look at another car. He helped to make an appointment to fix it.

Joel

20 years of experience
780 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Great service, I will recommend and any future service I may have, I will not think twice on his expertise.
Great job. Very pleased.

Manuel

31 years of experience
282 reviews
Manuel
31 years of experience
The overall experience was great! Manuel is very knowledgeable. I'll probably be scheduling appointment with him from now on whenever any of our cars needs anything.

Paul

24 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
24 years of experience
Clean. polite.fast. Answered questions. Best service i had in years. Car Czar.

Peter

42 years of experience
1286 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
I couldn't have been more pleased with Peter's work. He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and nothing seemed like too much trouble for him to do. The work was completed on time and at the price quoted. He made the entire car repair process as painless as possible!! I am looking forward to working with him again in the future.

Michael

21 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Great guy, super efficient!

Pardeep

20 years of experience
652 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Was able to identify my cars issue right away and resolved my issue of a bad timing belt.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
This is a 1st time that I used YourMechanic.com – Mr. Joseph Lee, the technician, arrived as scheduled of appointment – His appearance is professional – He had a lot of tools, handy and organized - He jumped in the work as soon as he parked his vehicle – He gave all attention to his work and finished the work as good as it could be – I would call on Mr. Joseph Lee again when there is time of needed for auto mechanist - Thanks Mr. LEE.

David

31 years of experience
107 reviews
David
31 years of experience
Excellent, timely service and competitively priced.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Glendale Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo C70 $548 $307.59 $239.97 13% $630.09
2012 Honda Ridgeline $640 $304.42 $335.95 15% $755.92
2007 Volvo S60 $506 $266.11 $239.97 14% $588.61
2006 Lexus LS430 $831 $351.12 $479.94 16% $996.12
2014 Acura RLX $641 $385.26 $255.96 12% $729.26

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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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