Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Highland Park.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
the care rides like a dream, Gary worked really hard and was very professional

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Again very satisfied. Thank you Patrick
on time and satisfied with the job.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Came on time,worked fast and got it done great.Would definitely recommend for any job

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Kenneth is great. He got the job done. I provided the parts but got a couple of them wrong. No big deal because Kenneth went out of his way and picked up the correct serpentine belts. That is just awesome.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.

Kevin

22 years of experience
244 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Came on time, and fixed the issue with the check engine light

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay did and amazing job on my 1991 Acura Integra! Replaced the timing belt, and he went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well. It was a big job and I am glad Jay came to do it. We will definitely use his services again, and will be recommending him and Your Mechanic to friends.

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome

Steve

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
28 years of experience
Steve was great and helpful. He fixed our timing belt, and after realizing that the serpentine belt was breaking down and showing and asking us, he went out and got a new serpentine belt and still fixed everything on time. He made great recommendations for needed repairs, and I would definitely choose him to work on my car again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Highland Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota Camry $577 $256.77 $319.96 16% $686.77
2005 Volvo XC90 $499 $283.51 $215.97 12% $573.76
2005 Volvo S80 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2007 Acura MDX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2007 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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