Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Harwood.

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Number of Reviews

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Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete shown up 30 min early, we is knowledgeable. I would be glad to have Pete as my future mechanic.
Pete made sure that I was prepared ahead of time for the service and I'm thankful for the quality work he performed the work on my car. The car is in much better condition and he finished his work in less than the time originally quoted. Pete was a true professional from start to finish and I will request to work with him again on future services!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is knowledgable and expert. He is swift and Courteous. He did my service pretty smartly and knows what and how to do.

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Diego figured out what the pervious mechanic didn’t do right. I appreciate the job that Diego did today, very much Jeff
Excellent job

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Good experience. Went right to work and solved my timing belt problems ahead of schedule. Answered all my questions.

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
I just wanted to let you know , the service from Fred was outstanding. Really great service I appreciate it! Thank you

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very good mechanic, arrived on time and did an excellent job with no problems and was quicker than anticipated. Highly recommend.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Prompt, professional Very friendly, would definitely work with Jeff again. Thanks!

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
We have been very pleased with the dedication and work ethics Tien has shown each time he has been here to work on each of our vehicles. He truly wants to make sure the job is completed correctly. Thanks Tien!

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was absolutely awesome on time professional and very knowledgeable I will absolutely use his services again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Harwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Subaru Forester $682 $345.93 $335.95 14% $797.43
2005 Volkswagen Passat $753 $352.96 $399.95 15% $890.46
2005 Volvo S80 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2006 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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