Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Laguna Woods.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.
Joshua found the source of the problem almost immediately upon doing his Preliminary Inspection ( it was NOT what I called him for). He showed up for the appointment we made for the repair and I was impressed by his professionalism. He had all his equipment and parts in order and did exactly what he promised in the time we allotted. He answered all my questions and I could tell he was very knowledgeable and was also conscientious about his methodology: he cleaned all the parts, he solved two more problems he noted as he worked, and when he was done, my truck was HAPPY and he didn't even leave a drop of oil on the ground, or a dirty fingerprint on the paint! Joshua is a credit to all mechanics everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend the services of YOURMECHANIC.COM.

Jay

36 years of experience
775 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Absolutely love this service!
Excellent

Chris

21 years of experience
1852 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris did a great job and worked fast.
Chris was early, professional and informative

Rusty

22 years of experience
404 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Nice and fully explained everything going on with my vehicle

Joe

42 years of experience
752 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgable. Great job

Patrick

32 years of experience
1148 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick was punctual and completed the job well within the estimated time frame. Great job!

David

25 years of experience
72 reviews
David
25 years of experience
I can't rave enough about how fast amd knowledgeable and punctual David is. My father owned a shop for 13+ years and would have been very happy to know David and would have jumped at the chance to hire someone with his integrity. I wish there were 6 stars!

Robert

19 years of experience
760 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Very professional and personable! Knowledgeable about every are in the engine and had helped me understand my vehicle better.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney is the man! Having had some REALLY bad mechanics in the past, I try to do as much work on my truck myself as possible, but I knew I was going to need help with the timing belt. I just wasn't comfortable setting the timing myself without any supervision. Originally, I wanted to find someone to supervise my work so that I wouldn't do it wrong, obviously I couldn't find anyone to do that since I hired Whitney to do it. He was awesome though, knowing how much I wanted to do it myself, He talked me through everything he did and let me watch and ask as many questions as I wanted... which was a lot! He even let me pick his brain about other parts of my truck that had nothing to do with what he was working on. All of my family lives in a another state so it was really nice to have someone I felt comfortable with and who knew what they were doing to help me. I would 100% recommend Whitney to anyone! Great guy and great service!

Casey

23 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
23 years of experience
Hard work. Great sense of responsibility. Who would open until 10:30 PM to get the job done for you, and he did. He worked to 10:30 PM in a freezing rainy until the job done.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Laguna Woods?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo C70 $555 $314.84 $239.97 12% $637.34
2007 Hyundai Tiburon $417 $185.34 $231.97 16% $497.09
2007 Subaru Outback $648 $384.22 $263.96 12% $738.97
2006 Lexus GX470 $801 $360.73 $439.94 15% $951.98
2005 Audi A4 $813 $340.96 $471.94 16% $975.21

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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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