Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Gurnee.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Allen

34 years of experience
441 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Better than expected. He was very professional and you can really tell he cares about you and your car
The guy was awesome and honest. He will tell you what is wrong, ways to fix it, and tips. He was early to the app interment and did a really good job. I will use him again in the future. Oh, and the parts they use are new, higher quality. Can't go wrong with that. this is so much better than driver to a mechanic shop.

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.
Was on time and quick

Brandon

16 years of experience
274 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.
Great Master Mechanic Brandon did great Job replacing my Time Belt. Also he arrive on time and explain everything what has been done.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshuas replaced Timing Belt, Water pump and Spark Plugs for my 2007 Honda Odyssey. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable. He came on time and completed the work in 4 1/2 hours in highly professional manner. I was watching him throughout and noticed that he is very methodical. Whenever I ask any question he explained in great detail all my questions with great patience. He even replaced my wipers which I bought from Costco free of charge. I really like his work and would recommend him to others also.

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Can't thank Chris enough for all his hard work and enthusiasm in getting my truck back to working order. Chris is the knowledgable, honest mechanic you've been looking for. When the water pump on my truck was leaking, I took it to few local car shops and the cost was so high that I actually began searching to buy a new car for a while. Then I discovered your mechanic and the cost was much more reasonable, so I went with it. I knew I had made the right choice when Chris was chosen as my mechanic - he was very personable, gathered all the parts, and took care of business. We had to order a special piece for the repair and he stayed in close contact throughout the whole process, always putting my busy schedule first. My experience with Chris and your mechanic was very pleasant and I'm glad I found someone I can finally rely on for my car care needs.

Charles

25 years of experience
12 reviews
Charles
25 years of experience

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was on time, got the job done ahead of schedule and told me it wasn't necessary to get certain work done; saved me $$.

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick called me an hour before the appointment and asked if he could show up early and when he did, he was ready to get to work. Very professional and efficient. Overall, YourMechanic exceeded my expectations!

Scott

34 years of experience
601 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was professional and friendly and did a fantastic job I have to say your mechanic is now my mechanic from now on


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Gurnee?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Fiat 500 $744 $391.90 $351.95 13% $864.90
2010 Subaru Outback $605 $348.85 $255.96 12% $692.85
2006 Dodge Magnum $684 $291.64 $391.95 16% $818.39
2007 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2011 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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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