Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Lemon Grove.

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Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived early and was very polite, answered all of my questions, and worked quickly and efficiently.
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Excellent work thanks
Chris is a great mechanic and very professional representative for your company. I will be using this service again ang have already recommended it to friends.
Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
141 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
Damian did an outstanding job
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, patient and detailed in his work. Maxwell did a great job! I will definitely recommend him to friends.
Gary

Gary

32 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
32 years of experience
I really like Gary - he is on time, professional and knows his job. He replaced the timing belt on my Lexus, and did an excellent job. This service done by Your Mechanic saved me over $500.00 dollars over having the dealer do it. We also found that the dealer recommended service that did not need to be done. Very happy with this service, I will be using Gary again!
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
the care rides like a dream, Gary worked really hard and was very professional
Peter

Peter

33 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
33 years of experience
I was a little worried at first never having used yourmechanic.com and having a timing belt and water pump replaced is no small task, but Pete was more then Up to the challenge. Pete was friendly but professional and immediately got to work and everything went smoothly. Pete did run into a small issue with some rusty bolts when he was installing the new water pump but was able to locate some new ones and finish the job In a timely matter. Overall i am very happy with the service provided and would recommend it to others.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
He did a great job! I needed a lot of work on my car and Chet took his time. I was able to clean my house, pack my bags for vacation and check his progress while he worked. It was great! Very knowledgable.
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Great mechanic and a good guy. Very honest.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lemon Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volvo S60 $757 $324.99 $431.94 16% $905.49
2008 Hyundai Elantra $577 $216.66 $359.95 17% $700.41
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $749 $348.93 $399.95 15% $886.43
2004 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $1089 $505.30 $583.92 15% $1290.05

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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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