Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Montclair.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.
Excellent experience. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Josh arrived early and was so vigilant about making sure I had all the pertinent information about what he was doing to the car. I love this service!
I bought my Avalon on last February 10th. The car is in so clean and mint condition by considering its age. However, I've noticed that the previous owner did not change timing belt and water pump for over 7 years. So at first, I made some quotes with different shops around my town. And obviously, they were asking too much of money on parts and labor to service timing belt and water pump. All of a sudden, I realized that I've serviced my previous car with YourMechanic before. Then, I made a quote, and I decided to make appointment today morning. In my opinion, Joshua is the most professional, friendly, and knowledgeable mechanics I've experienced. He was on time, completed the service way faster than I expected! Since he serviced my vehicle today, I would definitely make another appointment when the service is needed. Glad my Avalon found her doctor today!

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Arrived on time and finished early. Professional, knowledgeable and decent. Wouldn't hesitate to book him again
I booked an appointment with Rodney for a timing belt, water pump, and primary belt(s) replacement service on my 2003 Toyota Tundra. The appointment was scheduled for 8am, and Rodney showed up right on time. From start to finish Rodney provided excellent customer service and great technical ability. I would not hesitate to utilize Rodney again, in fact I plan on setting up my next service for my other vehicle very soon and specifically asking for Rodney. If your on the fence about utilizing this service for your automobile service needs, rest assured that with Rodney as your service technician you will be completely at ease.

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Showed up on time (earlier than expected). Did the job in timely manner. Cleaned up after himself. Was courtesy, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Clint

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Clint
14 years of experience
This was a great experience. I was a little nervous at first since this is a real divergence from the normal routine of taking your car to a shop to get worked on. But it all worked out and was a great convenience for my family. I am glad that this experience was a positive one and I will definitely be using the service again. Thank you.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
His service is good. thank you so much

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
I really enjoyed working w/ Chris & his knowledge on all mechanic-related ventures. He made a Great-Impression on me & would highly recommend him to anyone needing his Master-Mechanic capabilities. I would like for him to contact me for another project. He left me his phone # but I neglected to enter it in my phone.. Please pass along my info to him. Thanks so much , DuPree Jordan 770-722-2636

Alan

18 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
18 years of experience
Alan was a great first impression to YourMechanic.com. He was timely, courteous, and knowledgable. I couldn't be happier with the service he provided. I'll definitely be going to Alan again in the future for any maintenance needed on my car, and you should too. Thanks Alan!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Montclair?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Pilot $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07
2006 Subaru Forester $605 $348.85 $255.96 12% $692.85
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $933 $389.41 $543.93 16% $1120.41
2014 Acura MDX $752 $359.88 $391.95 15% $886.63
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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