Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Olathe.

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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Joseph did an amazing job. He was on time, very professional and did an amazing job. I will definitely refer him to my friends and will be using him anytime I need a mechanic.
Joseph, did a great job with my car. This is the second time I have had him out and it will definitely won't be the last.
Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Very thorough,thoughtful and neat. Extra time spent tightening every bolt with torque wrench. Exceptional job.
Rusty did an amazing job. He arrived ten minutes early and chatted with me before he started working. I definitely will be requesting his services again.
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Kind of skeptical about this kind of auto service. Rolled the dice, but totally worth it. Skepticism unrealistic. Will have my wife's timing belt on Subaru replaced soon. Thanks alot. Very convienent.
I was pleasantly surprised at how professional Jonathan was. The whole experience was better than I expected it to be and I will definitely do business with Your Mechanic again because of him.
Tim

Tim

45 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
45 years of experience
Tim got in touch with me right after I put in my order for service to get more information, as he lots of experience with Subaurus and suspected my original diagnosis might have been incorrect or insufficient. Turns out he was right. It was a completely different problem altogether, My car threw a rod and needs a new engine (I was originally told the timing belt had broken). He explained exactly what he checked out and how he found the hole in my engine block. He had good advice on the pros and cons of getting a used engine at this point in the life of my car, and he had some helpful hints for haggling with junk shops, too. He went the distance to make sure I wasn't charged for his visit, as my original diagnosis was useless. Tim is a no BS, highly skilled mechanic who knows his stuff.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Great
David

David

18 years of experience
107 reviews
David
18 years of experience
David was very professional, and did a great job. Would absolutely recommend!
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Showed up 10:15 am for 9:30 appt. Aside from this hiccup, starting out work is Awesome. Professional, attention to details of work and inspection. Recommendations of minor issues, oil change, filter, change. Brake fluid change, general maintence that most people should be capable of doing on their own. Diego offers price quote if You want him to complete. 1st experience with mechanic site, but seeing and hearing how work was done would recommend Diego and mechanic site reasonable or below cost pricing and they are mobile to come do work at any location.
Ned

Ned

21 years of experience
52 reviews
Ned
21 years of experience
Ned did a terrific job diagnosing the problem with my car. My original self diagnosis was completely wrong and Ned found the real problem. He clearly explained all the options to make sure I had all the information to make a proper decision for my vehicle.
Honorio

Honorio

17 years of experience
683 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Great!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Olathe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Avenger $828 $291.64 $535.93 18% $1011.89
2012 Chevrolet Sonic $650 $410.07 $239.97 11% $732.57
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $934 $262.18 $671.91 19% $1165.18
2011 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2005 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77

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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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