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Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Excellent experience. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!

Theodore

15 years of experience
1137 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodores is experienced and detail on every single items and parts. He has no problem flxing one of the major maintenance for car, which is replacing timing belt. He is able to answer every question and explained every detail in the car. One of the best tech i have meet so far and being very honest on everything. Strongly recommended and will seek him again.
Theodore was great I will definitely recommend him to co workers and friends. Thank you again

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and it was a great experience.

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon is a master mechanic. He is very knowledgeable and skillfully. Highly recommend.

Christopher

26 years of experience
266 reviews
Christopher
26 years of experience
I really enjoyed working w/ Chris & his knowledge on all mechanic-related ventures. He made a Great-Impression on me & would highly recommend him to anyone needing his Master-Mechanic capabilities. I would like for him to contact me for another project. He left me his phone # but I neglected to enter it in my phone.. Please pass along my info to him. Thanks so much , DuPree Jordan 770-722-2636

Clarissa

26 years of experience
170 reviews
Clarissa
26 years of experience
Most exceptional and competent mechanic ever!

Khoa

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

Duane

24 years of experience
392 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Came on time (even a little early - good). Knew what he was doing & came prepared. The job was done in very reasonable time, about what was estimated. I would hire him again.

Joel

20 years of experience
780 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Came on time,worked fast and got it done great.Would definitely recommend for any job

Pete

15 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
15 years of experience
Very good!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Petaluma?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Sequoia $927 $351.12 $575.92 17% $1125.12
2008 Volvo C70 $708 $307.59 $399.95 16% $845.09
2016 Ford Fusion $791 $359.29 $431.94 15% $939.79
2005 Lexus LX470 $711 $351.12 $359.95 14% $834.87
2016 Acura RLX $705 $385.26 $319.96 13% $815.26

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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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