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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Frederick

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
15 years of experience
Frederick changed the timing belt on my Acura MDX with no problem. It was really convenient to get this repair done on a Sunday at my home. In addition, the price for this service was by far a lot less than the dealership with the same level of expertise. Overall this was a really great experience and I will definitely get future repairs done by Frederick.
I just wanted to let you know , the service from Fred was outstanding. Really great service I appreciate it! Thank you

Joseph

26 years of experience
502 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Arrived early, friendly, got the job done quickly. Great service!
Great experience

Travis

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

Allen

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

Dan

38 years of experience
753 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Great service at a fair price. I have had Dan service my Toyota many times and have been 100% satisfied every time.

James

29 years of experience
601 reviews
James
29 years of experience
A very serious professional person. He was very honest with us and explain what the car needed and how he was going to work on the car. He explain us how was the car after fixing it. We are very thankful of having Mr. James working with us.

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
The whole process was easy and pleasant.

Josh

23 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
23 years of experience
Excellent! Josh was early to my appointment. He explained everything he was doing and saved me money. He was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Josh, actually I already have.

Barinder

21 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
21 years of experience
Barinder did a great job with the replacement of timing belt on Audi A6. He arrived on schedule informed on the service he was performing which he completed on time. I would recommend him anytime to any of my friends.

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Competent and knowledgeable.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Newport Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Nitro $530 $282.04 $247.96 13% $615.29
2007 Honda Ridgeline $640 $304.22 $335.95 15% $755.72
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse $596 $340.10 $255.96 12% $684.10
2008 Lexus RX400h $585 $249.17 $335.95 16% $700.67
2007 Lexus GS430 $719 $350.92 $367.95 14% $845.42

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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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