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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,164

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Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
I felt very comfortable having Mr. Tien worked on both of our cars. Thank you for always educated me about what I should do with my cars next in order to keep them in the good shapes.
Did another timing job on my parents car, could not be more happier for the awesome service received

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Arrived early and was very polite, answered all of my questions, and worked quickly and efficiently.
Jeff arrived early and he and his wife were very friendly and professional. Asked if there were concerns other than the job assigned & noted those. He finished the repair ahead of scheduled time & also fixed a squeaky serpentine belt. I would highly recommend Jeff!

Tim

47 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
47 years of experience

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Great mechanic!

Tung

15 years of experience
302 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
Tung was on time and professional.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience

Matthew

19 years of experience
25 reviews
Matthew
19 years of experience
All went perfectly well.

Honorio

18 years of experience
806 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Father called anxiously that his car broke down unexpectedly. Not knowing what's problem, I made an inspection appointment with Your Mechanic. To our delight, Honorio was the assigned technician who actually did a PM service for the car in 2015, and we liked him very much. Honorio quickly diagnosed the problems to be the timing belt (which was never replaced), camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor. We were just thrilled to hear that he could handle the repair right on our driveway. Honorio scheduled the 2nd appointment and returned with parts needed in less than a week. He worked with full concentration and finished the 6.5-hour job very nicely. Honorio is very professional and does an excellent reliable job for my dad. If we can trust him with our dad's car, we will trust him with any other family cars as we go. Thank you for the great work.

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
Very good

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Very professional, great work


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
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse $603 $346.90 $255.96 12% $690.90
2007 Subaru Forester $653 $388.60 $263.96 12% $743.35
2015 Honda Crosstour $679 $311.02 $367.95 15% $805.52
2009 Audi TT $725 $317.17 $407.94 16% $865.42
2011 Acura RL $655 $311.02 $343.95 15% $773.27

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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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