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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,125

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Robert

18 years of experience
636 reviews
Robert
18 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
Robert showed up on time and completed the work, no complaints. Thanks!

Chris

20 years of experience
1658 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Awesome problem solver
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1097 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
It was a great experience. Am totally planning on having him do the rest of the work.
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!

Rusty

21 years of experience
367 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Nice and fully explained everything going on with my vehicle
Rusty was very kind, thorough and professional. He did a great job.

Joel

19 years of experience
755 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
On time, on point, very knowledgeable. Great personality! I really enjoyed my experience!!!

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
I book a timing belt replacement on my car and Noe was my mechanic that was sent he did a great job kept in touch with me due to being a little behind which I don't fault him for due to unforeseen circumstance of the parts being difficult to get but he was able to get the parts and complete the job in a timely matter.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
The guy is very professional!

Bryan

24 years of experience
54 reviews
Bryan
24 years of experience
Bryan is a true professional. He arrived on time and was very thorough on what was happening and showed the parts that were fixed aftewards. I appreciated the time he took to make sure I understood everything that took place. He did an excellent job and is very trustworthy.

Khoa

18 years of experience
369 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa is a quiet, straightforward, and efficient guy. He did a great job replacing the timing belt if my Sienna.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience
Me, being a retired auto mechanic, Edgar is a knowledgeable auto mechanic.He knew what to do and worked in an efficient and systematic way. I would recommend him as a mechanic to anyone.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Modesto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Hyundai Tiburon $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2005 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2004 Volvo XC90 $563 $283.51 $279.96 14% $659.76
2012 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2004 Lexus GX470 $774 $358.52 $415.94 15% $917.52

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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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