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

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Number of Reviews

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Jay

36 years of experience
799 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough
Excellent

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Grzegorz is a trust worthy mechanic, He installed a new Engine/drive belt plus a water pump on my 2005 Honda Civic. He answered all the questions that I had for him, he also gave me some pointers on car parts and how to fix things for my self . I recommend him on fixing your car as well.

Peter

42 years of experience
1319 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Peter helped me out on short notice to fix my car. He was on time and professional. He quickly diagnosed and fixed my car in the middle of Arizona heat (113 F).
Very thorough!!!!!

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Very pleased with entire process. Communication great! Jeffry is now my auto mechanic. I have been telling friends & coworkers about the stress free experience. Car runs great now!
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!

Chris

21 years of experience
1907 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was great and performed a great deal of work within a timely manner.
Great

Robert

19 years of experience
798 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert finished the job in half the time I thought he would. He was profesional and very honest on his assessment of my vehicle

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Professional, friendly, and seems genuinely honest. A pleasure to work with.

Rey

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

Theodore

15 years of experience
1263 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!

Robert

30 years of experience
605 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Great job as always. Very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and willing to explain what is happening with the repair. This is the third appointment I've booked with him and I'm always satisfied with his work.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Palisades Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Honda Pilot $777 $337.15 $439.94 16% $928.40
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor $606 $325.84 $279.96 13% $702.09
2009 Volkswagen Jetta $826 $490.20 $335.95 12% $941.70
2008 Lexus RX400h $685 $284.97 $399.95 16% $822.47
2016 Acura RLX $741 $420.74 $319.96 12% $850.74

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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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