Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Grain Valley.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very personable, on time and having the work done at home was very convenient.
Chris arrived on time and seemed very knowledgeable about the work I needed. He was polite and completed the work on time. After he complete the work he cleaned up took trash with him. He gave me good advice regarding questions I had. I would definitely use him again. I would rate him excellent.

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Awesome. Good work, good time, showed up early and is honest and smart
Great!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 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.
The best Mechanic in Hampton Roads!! Thank you!

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgeable and courteous.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete was knowledgeable with the work (timing belt for Odyssey 2001) I'm satisfied with the repairs on my van and definitely recommend Pete for your car repairs. Thanks for you honesty and a job well done!

Scott

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Scott did a great job even in the 113 ' heat. He was courteous, conscientious, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure my car was back to good running order.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very happy with the service. Rodney had an opening the same day that I found the website. He worked through a tough part removal issue due to unforeseen damaged parts without complaint even though it caused him extra hours of work. I had a damaged loose crankshaft pulley that messed up the end of the crankshaft spline. He expertly filed down the burrs to facilitate removal and installation of a new pulley. Then the timing belt and serpentine belts were replaced. He was friendly and answered all my questions. I will use his services again and recommend him to my friends. The car runs great now. Thank you Rodney.

Charles

25 years of experience
22 reviews
Charles
25 years of experience
Charles was very concerned to make sure I was aware of everything that he was doing.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Once again, David came through. Did the job well, explained the issue and did not try and up sell me (one thing mechanics seem to do all the time). He also finished BEFORE the estimated time of completion he originally stated. Well done!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Grain Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo S80 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2004 Mitsubishi Montero $657 $288.61 $367.95 16% $783.11
2005 Mitsubishi Galant $731 $363.46 $367.95 14% $857.96
2006 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2004 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18

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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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