Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Palmdale.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Dave

Dave

13 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
13 years of experience
Dave is the best!
Showed up on time. It was pouring down rain all day and my car was under a carport. Took longer than estimated.
David

David

19 years of experience
182 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.
David was great. He arrived on time (closer to 9am than to 10am), worked like mad until late afternoon, showed me the parts that were removed including the timing belt and water pump, and offer me other auto repair services in the future.
Scott

Scott

18 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
18 years of experience
Recommended
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
This job was replacing a timing belt on a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. My neighbor had the same job done on his Tundra by our local shop only a week ago and paid $550 (labor only) so the quote of $285 from YourMechanic was a no-brainer. Gary arrived on time and did a very professional and proficient job, everything was rebuilt and torqued against the manual. I have now booked him again for some brake work. I would still use a Toyota shop for any diagnostics but I would not hesitate to use YourMechanic for routine maintenance if they continue to be competitive .
Leo

Leo

38 years of experience
73 reviews
Leo
38 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional, very 1st but wonderful experience, job well done!
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Jeff was a very goo and honest mechanic. He had my car fixed and ready to go in a timely manner. He even saved me some money by telling me i didn't need the parts i requested because the dealership told me i needed them
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!
Alexander

Alexander

26 years of experience
44 reviews
Alexander
26 years of experience
Alexander replaced my car's timing belt today and did a great job. He was friendly, knowledgeable and gave me very valuable advice. The repair did cost exactly as much as the quote had said and I really appreciated the free inspection. Next time my car needs any maintenance or repairs, I will definitely try to make an appointance with Alexander again!
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
know his stuff on my car and I appreciate how professional he is. ill keep him as my got to guy to work on my car.
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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Palmdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Jeep Liberty $1407 $951.07 $455.94 10% $1563.82
2011 Honda Accord $672 $311.82 $359.95 15% $795.57
2010 Kia Optima $779 $514.83 $263.96 10% $869.58
2014 Acura RLX $648 $391.54 $255.96 11% $735.54
2012 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.

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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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