Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Jamaica.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,107

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Peter

41 years of experience
1228 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.
Great experience, took amazing care of my car! Would gladly book again!!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Josh arrived early and was so vigilant about making sure I had all the pertinent information about what he was doing to the car. I love this service!
Joshua came right on time, was extremely friendly and fixed my timing belt with no problems. I am very happy with his work and would be happy to use him again on my auto repair.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles got right to work. He was kind to my 6 year old son who was curious and wanted to “help”. Will definitely ask for Charles for all future work on my car.
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.

Daniel

19 years of experience
275 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Excellent service

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Great service at a fair price. I have had Dan service my Toyota many times and have been 100% satisfied every time.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank is the man. I couldn't ask for a better mechanic. This was my first experience using YourMechanic, and I was a tiny bit skeptical that a mobile mechanic could service my coupe at my workplace. And this was a pretty big repair too. But I couldn't be happier and now I'm a believer in this type of service. I had to get my timing belt/serpentine belt/water pump/tires rotated/synthetic oil changed. I asked for quotes from 3 shops around me from a small privately owned shop to a national chain and I was given a $850-1500 price range. I was billed $670 by YourMechanic. As far as the service, Frank was on time, got the job done in less time then was quoted (3 hours vs 4.5 hours), and made the whole process stress free. He called me after the work was done, I let him finish up the paper work on the app, I signed on his phone to say he did the work I wanted, and I got the keys back and went back to work at my job. Couldn't believe how awesome and smooth the whole service was. If you get Frank, you're in great hands. You da man Frank!

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
All good.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Very organized, focused, and gets the job done! A role model for mechanics!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1069 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is awesome with his excellent skills, 100% recommendation.

Robert

18 years of experience
615 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
He was great the parts were greatly over priced though


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Jamaica?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saturn L300 $721 $441.09 $279.96 11% $817.34
2004 Toyota Sienna $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2009 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.28 $239.97 12% $675.78
2010 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2015 Acura TLX $600 $359.88 $239.97 12% $682.38

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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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