Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Piscataway.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.
Patrick is a complete professional. He showed up on time and completed the job on time. He replaced a water pump, thermostat and hoses.

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
On time, helpful, professional. Joseph is my new mechanic!
Fantastic experience. My first time using YourMechanic and will not hesitate to use again. Joseph was very knowledgeable, personable and professional.

Ben

39 years of experience
1129 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is professional and friendly. I would definitely book his service again if needed.
Very professional, great work

Joseph

25 years of experience
498 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
good
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph did a fantastic job . He arrived early and completed the timing belt ahead of schedule

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Great mechanic! Gets the job done well.

Rey

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

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Got it done

James

28 years of experience
571 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Great Honest Guy, Thanks For Everything !!!!

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
On time, on point, very knowledgeable. Great personality! I really enjoyed my experience!!!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Piscataway?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Sequoia $934 $358.52 $575.92 17% $1132.52
2005 Volvo XC90 $499 $283.51 $215.97 12% $573.76
2005 Dodge Neon $643 $323.19 $319.96 14% $753.19
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41

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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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