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Paul

25 years of experience
237 reviews
Paul
25 years of experience
One of the best mechanics I've had work on my vehicle. Paul takes the time to show and explain the details of your repairs and any problems that need to be addressed. I would recommend Paul for any type of vehicle maintenance repairs for families and friends as well. He is someone who can be trusted to get the repairs completed right the first time and in a very efficient manner.
Paul did excellene job on 1999 Honda Odyssey.arrived on time

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.

Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Great experience

Jonathan

22 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
22 years of experience
JONATHAN WAS ON TIME DID MY SERVICE THAT WE AGREED TO HAVE DONE.I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME ANOTHER QUOTE ON ANOTHER SERVICE WAS VERY HONEST WITH ME AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE HIM KEEP MY CAR GOING NO MORE SHOPS THEY JUST WANT TO RIP ME OFF.

Braxton

11 years of experience
205 reviews
Braxton
11 years of experience
Braxton did a very clean and complete job on the timing belt. Careful to the point of double checking everything.

Theodore

16 years of experience
1442 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Theodore arrived as promised and start working until 10PM at night and completed the repair. Great hard working guy and very friendly.

Joseph

20 years of experience
580 reviews
Joseph
20 years of experience
Joseph initially diagnosed a coolant leak as a faulty water pump, and then swapped out the timing belt and water pump a few days later. His service was incredible and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Joseph visited me at my home on both occasions and I didn't have to sit in a smelly auto shop for 4 hours while the work was completed.

Gary

27 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
27 years of experience

Joseph

33 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
33 years of experience
On time, quick service. Very knowledgeable. Cleans up after himself.

Dominic

28 years of experience
215 reviews
Dominic
28 years of experience
Dominic called in advance to let me know when he will be coming. He arrived in time and explained what they would be doing. They finished before planted and he bought my key back up to me in my office and made sure I didn't have any questions before he left. He also advised of further needed services.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lake Elmo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $636 $331.81 $303.96 14% $740.31
2016 Fiat 500 $797 $484.70 $311.96 11% $903.95
2007 Toyota Solara $637 $284.97 $351.95 15% $757.97
2010 Acura TSX $657 $337.15 $319.96 14% $767.15
2015 Acura MDX $739 $403.26 $335.95 13% $854.76

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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.

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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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