Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Mableton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Khoa

18 years of experience
349 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa (pronounced Kw-aa) was very nice and completed the job ahead of time. He also pointed out that my CV axel did not need to be replaced, saving me a few bucks. He tried his best to keep tidy, but some oil and radiator fluid spilled on the driveway (that's understandable given it is major work being performed outside of a shop environment). The only thing that kept me from giving him a 5 star is attention to detail. He left radiator fluid spigot underneath the car and didn't point out a loud clicking noise which I hadn't heard before and which he later diagnosed as a bad power steering pump. Overall, I would recommend Khoa.
Khoa is punctual, efficient, and explains the work he is doing. He arrived exactly on time and was done is about half the time he estimated. I am very happy with the work he did on my vehicle!

Peter

41 years of experience
1219 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Alan was great he was always in contact with me. Alan was very truthful and professional. The best of all the price was fair.

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
timely, i went to work and he completed repair.

Robert

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

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience
This was my first experience with YourMechanic.net and it went great. Had my quote and appointment in just a few minutes and the service I received was excellent. This was not a small job-timing belt, water pump and valve cover gasket so I was skeptical but the price and convenience were too good to pass up. If you keep it this easy and price competitive, I will be a regular customer.

Joseph

18 years of experience
414 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Very fast and friendly.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is very competent and kind man as well as great mechanic. He worked hard in many ways for my car. Thanks to his trouble again.

Honorio

17 years of experience
742 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Awesome. Good work, good time, showed up early and is honest and smart


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Mableton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Golf City $694 $222.19 $471.94 18% $856.44
2010 Subaru Forester $849 $448.95 $399.95 13% $986.45
2007 Saturn Vue $652 $307.82 $343.95 15% $770.07
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $1094 $509.78 $583.92 15% $1294.53
2004 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77

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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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