Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Joliet.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
very knowledgeable and informative about what he was doing
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.

Joel

19 years of experience
732 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great Job! Thank you!!
Great service, I will recommend and any future service I may have, I will not think twice on his expertise.

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert arrived early and was engaging but professional. I quickly felt confident that Robert knew exactly what he was doing and he finished early, too!
Very Happy satisfied

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
If I need more work done on any car I would request Jeff to come out.

Tien

21 years of experience
888 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien showed up early, which was nice and surprising. He was very nice and friendly. Tiens very informative, detailed and knowledgable. He surpassed any mechanic I've ever met. I have already referred him out and I'll definately be a long-term customer. Im beyond happy with my vehicle and all Tiens time he took to fix it.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Choeun put in the extra effort needed to replace my timing belt. He very helpful and professional. You just cant beat having a professional mechanic come to you to perform repairs. So convenient.

Joseph

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Great work! Showed up 15 minutes before the appointment! Was very friendly and thorough with his work. Highly recommend him.

Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
This is a 1st time that I used YourMechanic.com – Mr. Joseph Lee, the technician, arrived as scheduled of appointment – His appearance is professional – He had a lot of tools, handy and organized - He jumped in the work as soon as he parked his vehicle – He gave all attention to his work and finished the work as good as it could be – I would call on Mr. Joseph Lee again when there is time of needed for auto mechanist - Thanks Mr. LEE.

Paul

8 years of experience
38 reviews
Paul
8 years of experience
Paul showed up early, was friendly, and got right to business. I'm very pleased with this service and will definitely recommend it.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Joliet?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Aveo $724 $435.54 $287.96 12% $822.54
2012 Chevrolet Sonic $676 $435.54 $239.97 10% $758.04
2010 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2008 Audi TT $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2004 Lexus IS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98

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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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