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

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark is a great find. He was on time and completely knowledgeable. He did the work I needed and also inspected my car and made recommendations on things I needed to get done. I can see why he gets very high ratings. He did an awesome job. I will be hiring him again in a week to complete the work he suggested and also recommending him to another friend.
Seriously, he saved my butt! I've already spread the word far and wide about your service and your company. I'll have him come back.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
He arrived at exactly the appointed time and was very easy to work with. Did a nice job.
Great first experience with YourMechanic! Impressed with Paul being on time and ready to work on my Lexus! I will look forward to having Paul do any future work on my vehicles!

Dennys

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
28 years of experience
Great job Will continue to use in future

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert showed up on time and completed the work, no complaints. Thanks!

Seth

21 years of experience
49 reviews
Seth
21 years of experience
Seth arrived early......professional.......honest.......great mechanic!!!!!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience

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.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic. I booked Chris to do a timing belt and water pump replacement on my car. Not only did he do an excellent job, he was also able to inform me of a few other things that needed to be taken care of on my car. He communicated with me well and explained everything to me thoroughly. Chris got me all taken care of for an affordable price and with great convenience to me. I would highly recommend this mechanic and will definitely contact him again in the future.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
I could not be more impressed. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great job.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in La Puente?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2006 Dodge Stratus $582 $262.18 $319.96 15% $692.18
2005 Volkswagen Golf $813 $348.93 $463.94 16% $972.43
2015 Acura RLX $712 $392.47 $319.96 13% $822.47
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47

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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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