Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Monterey Park.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.

Keith

16 years of experience
265 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
The best. He is an excellent person.
The work completed for replacement of the timingbelt, water pump and pulley was completed without any issues.

Rodney

34 years of experience
380 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Glad to have Rodney look after my car...again. He is knowledgable, reliable and professional. Perfect person for Your Mechanic.
Rodney showed up early and went to work promptly. I was impressed by his knowledge and experience. and would gladly recommend him as a mechanic for any automotive task/repair!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was on time and very thorough.
Arrived on time ready to go. Completed the inspection and timing belt/water pump/tensioner replacement earlier than expected. Courteous and informative.

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Better than expected. He was very professional and you can really tell he cares about you and your car

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
I used YourMechanic for Timing belt service on my Honda Odyssey. Honorio showed up right on time for the 7 am appointment. I found him to be very knowledgeable about the intricacies of car repair. He did a very detailed job and never did I feel that he was trying to rush through the job. I really appreciate his patience in explaining all the steps he followed for doing the job. All in all, I felt great and would not hesitate again in using this service for jobs that I cannot do myself.

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Very professional, great work

Gregory

29 years of experience
232 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory was awesome! He showed up on time, did the job in the time promised, and for the price quoted. Gregory professional, and iI the definetly recomend his service, I will be calling amid asking for him to serviceour vehicles.

Eliud

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Eliud was very professional. He worked through the rain and got the job done to replace timing belt. My car was 1993 & he had to use his experience to open rusted parts to reach the timing belt replacement parts. I trust him for his workmanship.

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience
Kevin was outstanding, professional, and communicative! He was detailed, informative, and was willing to walk the extra mile for me as a customer! I've never had better service!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Monterey Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Magnum $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2008 Volkswagen GTI $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2014 Subaru Impreza $798 $493.69 $303.96 11% $902.19
2011 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2012 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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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