Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Morristown.

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Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Jay did and amazing job on my 1991 Acura Integra! Replaced the timing belt, and he went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well. It was a big job and I am glad Jay came to do it. We will definitely use his services again, and will be recommending him and Your Mechanic to friends.
Car is driving like a brand new car now
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
I'm glade I used Your Mechanic service, very convenient and Jeffery W Carter was very friendly and of course professional, he showed up on time and answered all my questions in a very simple way so I can get and understand what's going on in my car. I definitely recommend this service and Jeffery to everyone I know.
What a great concept! Less expensive car maintenance that doesn’t get more convenient than your car mechanic making a house call. Jeffrey was on time, professional & honest (as is his wife!). Not only did he change my timing belt but he took care of other eroding belts as well (while showing & explaining to me exactly what was wrong). I have finally found someone I trust to work on my car!
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Prompt, professional Very friendly, would definitely work with Jeff again. Thanks!
Jeff was a very goo and honest mechanic. He had my car fixed and ready to go in a timely manner. He even saved me some money by telling me i didn't need the parts i requested because the dealership told me i needed them
Leo

Leo

38 years of experience
73 reviews
Leo
38 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional, very 1st but wonderful experience, job well done!
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic ! thank you !
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
very professional and friendly
Alan

Alan

17 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
17 years of experience
Alan was great he was always in contact with me. Alan was very truthful and professional. The best of all the price was fair.
Travis

Travis

11 years of experience
174 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis was courteous, friendly, and got right to work. He did a great job.
Paul

Paul

22 years of experience
206 reviews
Paul
22 years of experience
He arrived at exactly the appointed time and was very easy to work with. Did a nice job.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Morristown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volvo V40 $627 $283.51 $343.95 15% $745.76
2009 Chrysler Sebring $828 $291.64 $535.93 18% $1011.89
2006 Dodge Charger $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2005 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2004 Audi A8 Quattro $947 $427.54 $519.93 15% $1126.29

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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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