Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Glendale Heights.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was a very goo and honest mechanic. He had my car fixed and ready to go in a timely manner. He even saved me some money by telling me i didn't need the parts i requested because the dealership told me i needed them
Jeff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. We discussed what services I should have done in the future and the value of using factory parts for certain items. ie spark plugs. Jeff made sure to clean up after himself and kept my garage clean.

Peter

41 years of experience
1221 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Very thorough!!!!!
Great experience, took amazing care of my car! Would gladly book again!!

Jerome

22 years of experience
394 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
very professional and reliable experience Jerome was a true profession I will definitely use your mechanic again no gimmicks or smoke screens just honest mechanical work on my vehicle as consumers that's all we can ask for

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
His service is good. thank you so much

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
He was on time and very professional this is the second time I had him come over and service my car

Matthew

31 years of experience
598 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, .Emmette showed up on time and he was fully prepared for the job. He had all of the necessary tools with him. He was very knowledgeable about my car and seemed to have significant servicing experience with year, make and model of my car. He took proper care of my car during the repair and completed the work within the estimated time. Great Job Thanks !!!

Gregory

29 years of experience
232 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory arrived on time and got the job done sooner than expected! I will definitely be happy to have him work on my vehicles again in the future.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Steven showed up early , was knowledgeable And worked quickly


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
2005 Toyota Tundra $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2012 Volkswagen Golf $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2005 Toyota Solara $553 $256.77 $295.96 15% $654.52
2012 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2013 Acura ZDX $738 $433.97 $303.96 12% $842.47

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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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