Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Mentone.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.
Awesome problem solver

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and it was a great experience.

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very polite and knowledgeable I definitely will be contacting for my next service
He is quick, efficient and professional.

Daniel

19 years of experience
272 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was quick and did a great job!

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Mohammed

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Mohammed
7 years of experience
Excellent service! Super nice guy! Was able to get it done quickly! He didn't even let some rain stop him. I'd have him as my personal mechanic from now on, if possible!

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Outstanding! Was sceptical and hesitant to use this service, I'm just accustomed to the inconvenience of taking my car to a brick and mortar shop. Never again if it can be avoided. Peter was the consummate experienced professional. Not only was the problem exactly as he expected, the repair was less than the quote- which was already significantly less expensive than my past experience with traditional shops. I am overjoyed at the convenience of this service and I will definitely use again. Highly recommended, and Peter was phenomenal.

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Mentone?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Rio $688 $272.53 $415.94 17% $831.53
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2006 Toyota Camry $593 $256.77 $335.95 16% $708.27
2009 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2006 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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