Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Panorama City.

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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore was great. He is meticulous, he shared a lot of knowledge with me, he stayed until the job was done, he was prompt, he cleaned up the work area well afterward. He even gave me some tips for DIY work I was doing on the car. And when some billing issues arose, he helped resolve them. I thought it went very well.
Theodore was great I will definitely recommend him to co workers and friends. Thank you again
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Lee showed up right on time and right off the bat I knew it was a good decision to try YourMechanic. Lee was extremely friendly and informative. But most importantly, he was honest. Nice to have a mechanic who doesn't give you the run around and tack on extra charges that aren't necessary. Book with him, you won't be sorry.
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Just fantastic. He arrived quite early and not only did the job fairly quick, but I also got a general assessment on my old Lexus. Highly recommended!
Paul

Paul

22 years of experience
206 reviews
Paul
22 years of experience
I wish I knew of Paul before. Besides being a very good mechanic the service was top notch. What a good experience and I will highly recommend him.
Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 years of experience
Father called anxiously that his car broke down unexpectedly. Not knowing what's problem, I made an inspection appointment with Your Mechanic. To our delight, Honorio was the assigned technician who actually did a PM service for the car in 2015, and we liked him very much. Honorio quickly diagnosed the problems to be the timing belt (which was never replaced), camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor. We were just thrilled to hear that he could handle the repair right on our driveway. Honorio scheduled the 2nd appointment and returned with parts needed in less than a week. He worked with full concentration and finished the 6.5-hour job very nicely. Honorio is very professional and does an excellent reliable job for my dad. If we can trust him with our dad's car, we will trust him with any other family cars as we go. Thank you for the great work.
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
257 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Khoa is a quiet, straightforward, and efficient guy. He did a great job replacing the timing belt if my Sienna.
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
Mark came two times due to parts availability. He did not charge me extra. Instead, he replaced the drive belts for me as well which was not on the original code and the fluid flush at a discounted rates. In view of time spent and quality of work he is definitely affordable and professional. I will request him to do my next car repair project and refer him to anyone who needs in house car repair services.
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Pete was knowledgeable with the work (timing belt for Odyssey 2001) I'm satisfied with the repairs on my van and definitely recommend Pete for your car repairs. Thanks for you honesty and a job well done!
William

William

27 years of experience
40 reviews
William
27 years of experience
William was extrely polite, timely and knowledgeable!
Andrew

Andrew

13 years of experience
33 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Gray guy, knows what he’s doing. I would recommend and also would want him for more services to my car in the future


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Panorama City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Tucson $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $702 $397.99 $303.96 12% $806.49
2010 Kia Rio5 $566 $278.51 $287.96 14% $665.51
2004 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2005 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27

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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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