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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience

Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great guy! Very knowledgeable of his work. He did my timing belt kit replacement and water pump and did an outstanding service. Will be calling him again for future work on my vehicle.

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience
Great service from Andrew. Very Professional Great service except for original appointment with Mike being a no show and having to be rescheduled.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgable. Courteous.

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Replaced my timing belt and water pump

William

28 years of experience
40 reviews
William
28 years of experience
William was extrely polite, timely and knowledgeable!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
It was a great experience. Am totally planning on having him do the rest of the work.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was very to the point and went straight to work diligently. He worked in the blazen Texas heat for 5 hours straight to replace my timing belt, water pump, and tensioners. Unfortunately after the service I was quoted for needing to get my crank seal and front mounts done as well. I knew that he was right thought after his work efforts and showed me evidence of the event. I had a great experience from Charles.

Nathaniel

20 years of experience
27 reviews
Nathaniel
20 years of experience
Nathaniel is a very trustworthy mechanic. He fixed my car without a problem and is very helpful in explaining the problems. I would definitely recommend.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in New Orleans?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander $989 $748.63 $239.97 7% $1071.13
2004 Mitsubishi Galant $688 $288.43 $399.95 16% $825.93
2009 Honda Odyssey $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2004 Audi A4 $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $1151 $559.32 $591.92 15% $1354.82

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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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