Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Orange.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
My mechanic, Pete Hambly, was punctual, professional, and expedient in replacing my timing belt and water pump. I would absolutely work with and recommend Pete in the future. Plus the quote was 35% less than at the dealership. Using YourMechanic was a great experience all around.
Pete was awesome. He called me a few days prior to my appointment to confirm the services I needed done. He also asked if he could come an hour early, which worked great. The day of the service, Pete arrived on time and ready to work. He showed me his progress a couple times during the service, which was great and thoughtful. I will definitely use Pete again and I will refer him to my friends and family. Awesome service!!!!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff checked to make sure the water pump was bad before he started work, which was very fast & he went over & beyond my expectations. Well done!
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.

Joseph

18 years of experience
417 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
good
On time, helpful, professional. Joseph is my new mechanic!

Rusty

21 years of experience
351 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was very kind, thorough and professional. He did a great job.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was professional and prepared. He was on time despite the weather and took his time to make sure everything was running right.

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
Adam is great.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
I initially had Eugenio coming to my apartment complex to complete a timing belt service. When Eugenio arrived, we discovered his truck would not fit in the underground garage! Eugenio tried to arrange a different location to perform the service but we were unable to secure a secondary location. I rescheduled the appointment two weeks later with Eugenio at a friend's house. The service was prompt and Eugenio provided a wealth of information (and pictures!) on what was done and what was needed. Seriously, an -awesome- experience!! But YourMechanic should be aware of Mechanic Truck size in the city and servicing apartment areas.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very good mechanic, arrived on time and did an excellent job with no problems and was quicker than anticipated. Highly recommend.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Orange?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $449 $216.66 $231.97 15% $528.41
2006 Dodge Stratus $582 $262.18 $319.96 15% $692.18
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $1147 $554.80 $591.92 15% $1350.30
2015 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82

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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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