Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Oak Park.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,118

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Ben

39 years of experience
1129 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was absolutely professional, punctual, and overall just a pleasant person. He got my repair done in less time than originally expected and saved me about $400 compared to what I was quoted elsewhere. Overall, a phenomenal experience.
Excellent experience. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great job. Very pleased.
Joel did a great job changing my timing belt and water pump. My car works like a charm now.

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Ruben was very nice, very thorough, and very professional.

Duane

23 years of experience
376 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
5 stars +. Did an awesome job!!! Came in way below my estimate and even inspected the car for other issues. My dealership wanted to charge me way more. Definitely going to use him again. And he's a really nice guy in top of that.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Day was very knowledgeable and very efficient did a great job on my vehicle

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Joe was awesome.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!

Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
He couldn't find my place at first, but provided great work on my car.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
20 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
I found Johnathan to be knowledgeable, courteous and confident in the performance of his mechanic services. Highly recommend


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Oak Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Aveo5 $631 $439.22 $191.97 9% $697.22
2004 Hyundai Tiburon $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2005 Mitsubishi Galant $731 $363.46 $367.95 14% $857.96
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2010 Acura TSX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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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