Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Mendham.

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Number of Reviews

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Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very knowledgeable!
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.
Nice guy
Robert

Robert

17 years of experience
436 reviews
Robert
17 years of experience
Robert finished the job in half the time I thought he would. He was profesional and very honest on his assessment of my vehicle
Very professional and personable! Knowledgeable about every are in the engine and had helped me understand my vehicle better.
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
Fixed problems. Ended up staying later than scheduled because my car was being obstinate.
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe's an excellent mechanic with many years of experience he shows up before time to get the job started. He replaced my timing belt and water pump and fan belts on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. I purchase the parts from Advance Auto Parts but it had a defective gasket he had to come back and redo it because of the gasket. He rescheduled the appointment a few days later and finish the job perfect. I suggest instead of buying your own Parts like I did get your parts from Joe this way everything is guaranteed with no extra labor charges.
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
I had Rocco out today to replace the timing belt and water pump on my 1999 Accord. He performed the service while I watched and asked questions as if he had done it a hundred times. He had all the right tools and was very clean about his work. The job was done in my driveway and when he left, it was as if he had never been there. While doing the work, he is inspecting everything he sees and will quickly point out anything that may be a future problem. He noticed the upper radiator hose wearing at the pressure clamp where the hose connects to the motor block and suggested I replace it soon. He also recommended changing the valve cover gasket since there was a little seepage and the seal was now broke and likely to leak. He called and had the part placed on hold and I picked it up while he kept working. He installed the new gasket so I no longer have to worry about a leak. Rocco is very profession and personable. Most importantly, he is very knowledgeable and will give you an honest opinion. I will definitely request his service again.
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Very informative friendly and punctual. Would highly recommend. Will be vetting service done by him again.
Christopher

Christopher

22 years of experience
74 reviews
Christopher
22 years of experience
Great
Martin

Martin

39 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
39 years of experience
Marty was awesome! He was accommodating to my schedule and made sure my car was in tip-top shape before he returned it. He over communicated and I felt confident with every recommendation he provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore is awesome with his excellent skills, 100% recommendation.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Mendham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Golf $592 $216.52 $375.95 17% $721.77
2007 Hyundai Tucson $415 $174.82 $239.97 16% $497.32
2013 Volkswagen Beetle $1037 $565.40 $471.94 13% $1199.65
2004 Lexus ES330 $737 $256.77 $479.94 18% $901.77
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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