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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.

David

12 years of experience
103 reviews
David
12 years of experience

Mark

39 years of experience
77 reviews
Mark
39 years of experience
Mark was excellent. He was punctual, completed the job in the time anticipated, and was very pleasant to talk with. I was very happy to have him helping me.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
able to handle every aspect of the project. easy to get along with.

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
Leo was fantastic. He was very patient and took the time to diagnose my issue in an impressively methodical way. He also had incredible attention to detail in his repair. Manny was also great and provided great follow through and customer service both before/after the scheduled service. Leo was running late but he kept me informed via text message.

Jim

23 years of experience
3 reviews
Jim
23 years of experience
Jim was awesome

Paul

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Great experience. Very professional and timely.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
587 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Was able to identify my cars issue right away and resolved my issue of a bad timing belt.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1051 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was on time and very thorough.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Manhattan Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Dodge Intrepid $506 $265.58 $239.97 14% $588.08
2012 Honda Pilot $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport $698 $298.55 $399.95 16% $836.05
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2004 Acura RL $870 $286.46 $583.92 18% $1071.21

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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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