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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Hebis just plainly the best!!!
Joshua found the source of the problem almost immediately upon doing his Preliminary Inspection ( it was NOT what I called him for). He showed up for the appointment we made for the repair and I was impressed by his professionalism. He had all his equipment and parts in order and did exactly what he promised in the time we allotted. He answered all my questions and I could tell he was very knowledgeable and was also conscientious about his methodology: he cleaned all the parts, he solved two more problems he noted as he worked, and when he was done, my truck was HAPPY and he didn't even leave a drop of oil on the ground, or a dirty fingerprint on the paint! Joshua is a credit to all mechanics everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend the services of YOURMECHANIC.COM.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Wonderful guy, very knowledgeable and honest and finished work by putting some extra work. Its difficult to find honest mechanics and Whitney is one of them. Very friendly. I'll use him again for future services.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
on time and satisfied with the job.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Great job as always. Very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and willing to explain what is happening with the repair. This is the third appointment I've booked with him and I'm always satisfied with his work.
Robert was right on time. He explained exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect, He also has followed up to make sure all is well, and made sure that we could contact him if had any questions. Nice job Robert!

Paul

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

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Quick and professional!

Keith

16 years of experience
264 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
The work completed for replacement of the timingbelt, water pump and pulley was completed without any issues.

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
He did an excellent job! In spite of the rain, he was very diligent and thorough and gave me piece of mind reassuring me that my car will be more than fine. Highly recommend!

Jason

30 years of experience
125 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
I wanted to have my timing belt and water pump and serpentine belt replaced on my V8 4Runner. Hard to find decent mechanics in my community so I looked online and chose My Mechanic. Prices were good and booked the appointment with Jason. Jason showed up on time and was courteous and explained all what would be done. It was a good experience and we were happy and will use Jason again for brakes and other maintenance on my cars.

Choeun

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


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Mount Prospect?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Subaru WRX STI $752 $431.54 $319.96 12% $861.54
2015 Ford Fiesta $626 $322.29 $303.96 14% $730.79
2012 Volkswagen Passat $792 $424.33 $367.95 13% $918.83
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2010 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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.

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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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