Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in La Habra.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,102

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Quick work, friendly, good communicator.
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!

Joseph

31 years of experience
530 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.
i highly recommend using Joseph to perform your car repairs, he made everything easy, fast and convenient, as well as doing all the repairs by the book. he arrived early and went over stuff with me briefly, then had my new timing belt, water pump, idler pulley and tensioner all done in about 2 hours, way quicker than i expected, and the car was all ready and done and the price was reasonable compared to the other quotes i heard. all in all it was totally worth it and i'll keep your_mechanic in mind for any future repairs i might need, i love having a mobile mechanic that comes directly to my place and does the job right in front of your house, unlike when you drop your car off at a shop where you don't see them working on it and make sure they are doing everything they are supposed to, its hard to trust shops like that, i feel way better the fact that with your_mechanic they do the work right out front, not hiding anything, which shows they are confident and trustworthy and are doing everything as its supposed to be done. - Jonathan W.

Chris

20 years of experience
1580 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Awesome problem solver
good man

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.
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!

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.

Diego

19 years of experience
397 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic ! thank you !

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Very satisfied with Gary and YourMechanic. Glad they followed up with phone call and recommended a tensioner that was not included in the timing belt kit. Even though Gary was late the the appt, he was able to do the timing belt, thermostat, waterpump, and drive belt under the estimated time it would take. I was pretty impressed with how smooth the replacements would be. I ended up learning a lot about my car and was even able to get my hands dirty. Definitely recommending this company as well as Gary to friends.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey is an awesome and very well experienced mechanic. I think he could fix any car with his eyes closed.

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
timely, i went to work and he completed repair.

Jeffrey

18 years of experience
2 reviews
Jeffrey
18 years of experience
He was really quick with my timing belt and very patient with my payment and arrival and was really nice the whole time


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in La Habra?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota Tacoma $673 $368.76 $303.96 13% $777.26
2004 Dodge Stratus $577 $304.63 $271.96 13% $670.13
2004 Volvo S40 $627 $283.51 $343.95 15% $745.76
2004 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77
2005 Land Rover Freelander $1008 $487.81 $519.93 15% $1186.56

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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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