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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional, very 1st but wonderful experience, job well done!
All good.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark came two times due to parts availability. He did not charge me extra. Instead, he replaced the drive belts for me as well which was not on the original code and the fluid flush at a discounted rates. In view of time spent and quality of work he is definitely affordable and professional. I will request him to do my next car repair project and refer him to anyone who needs in house car repair services.
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
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.
Showed up on time, finished on time, all repairs seem to be in good working order

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter arrived on time. He was cordial and neat. His work is excellent. He recommended additional work that will correct several misperforming functions. I hope he can be my mechanic for a long time. .
Very pleased with service and advice

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor is an expert. Amor was on time and professional. Amor completed the work on time on budget and was very pleasant to work with. I would recommend your mechanic to friends and family. I am usually very careful with auto sales or repairs but with this service (so far), two thumbs up! John

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
My mechanic, Pete Hambly, was punctual, professional, and expedient in replacing my timing belt and water pump. I would absolutely work with and recommend Pete in the future. Plus the quote was 35% less than at the dealership. Using YourMechanic was a great experience all around.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was awesome! Gave great free advice and kept everything clear and straight forward. Will recommend.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph Lee did a great job. The tool he had didn't work to unscrew a bolt and went to the store to get a tool adapted to a very tight bolt in that case. He came back and finish the job. I really appreciate he went the extra mile to get the job done. Though, I realized when I drove my car that he didn't rotate the tires. I have a brand new wheel rim in the back and the other ones are rusty. The brand new one is still in the back.

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Excellent service. Very professional!

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was on time and professional.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Livermore?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Charger $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $907 $571.31 $335.95 11% $1022.81
2006 Chevrolet Epica $653 $509.13 $143.98 7% $702.63
2004 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2015 Acura RLX $713 $392.66 $319.96 13% $822.66

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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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