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Paul

25 years of experience
237 reviews
Paul
25 years of experience
Great first experience with YourMechanic! Impressed with Paul being on time and ready to work on my Lexus! I will look forward to having Paul do any future work on my vehicles!
Paul was very thorough, and did the job the right way, very honest about the condition of my car. I appreciate the honesty and the explanations he gave me for the parts I needed and why I did. Very clean operation, can't even tell he was here. Will definitely call on him again when I have an automobile repair that is over my head.

Rodney

36 years of experience
491 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
I booked an appointment with Rodney for a timing belt, water pump, and primary belt(s) replacement service on my 2003 Toyota Tundra. The appointment was scheduled for 8am, and Rodney showed up right on time. From start to finish Rodney provided excellent customer service and great technical ability. I would not hesitate to utilize Rodney again, in fact I plan on setting up my next service for my other vehicle very soon and specifically asking for Rodney. If your on the fence about utilizing this service for your automobile service needs, rest assured that with Rodney as your service technician you will be completely at ease.
Great service, Rodney was awesome! Very knowledgeable

Theodore

16 years of experience
1448 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
T was on time and very professional. T was very accommodating as he educated me by pointing out car anatomy and basic working of the job at hand. I can tell by how T moved through the car that he was knowledgable and had experience with diagnostic problem solving. I would hire again and have a family referral. Thank you
Theodore replaced the timing belt, which pretty intimidating for most of us. Everything went smooth. Great job!

Robert

48 years of experience
51 reviews
Robert
48 years of experience
My car and I are both very happy with Robert's work!!! He took the time to answer any questions I had, let me know everything he did and even checked out things that I wasn't having worked on. Hopefully, I won't need anything else done but if I do, I'd definitely feel good about letting Robert do the work!

Rey

25 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
25 years of experience
Wonderful job with kindness!

Eliud

23 years of experience
157 reviews
Eliud
23 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.

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Joel is awesome. 2nd time I've used him and he is courteous, diligent, efficient and does a great job.

Paul

10 years of experience
38 reviews
Paul
10 years of experience
Paul showed up early, was friendly, and got right to business. I'm very pleased with this service and will definitely recommend it.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Great service.

Gregory

31 years of experience
365 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Gregory's work was great. He came on a Sunday (very helpful for me) and got everything done when he said he would. I would highly recommend Gregory!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Novi?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mitsubishi Galant $735 $367.47 $367.95 14% $861.97
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser $912 $352.47 $559.93 17% $1104.97
2010 Volvo V50 $527 $263.47 $263.96 14% $618.22
2006 Acura TL $729 $337.15 $391.95 15% $863.90
2013 Acura TL $705 $337.15 $367.95 15% $831.65

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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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