Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Plymouth Meeting.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I'm glade I used Your Mechanic service, very convenient and Jeffery W Carter was very friendly and of course professional, he showed up on time and answered all my questions in a very simple way so I can get and understand what's going on in my car. I definitely recommend this service and Jeffery to everyone I know.
Arrived early and was very polite, answered all of my questions, and worked quickly and efficiently.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Glad to have Rodney look after my car...again. He is knowledgable, reliable and professional. Perfect person for Your Mechanic.
Rodney showed up early and went to work promptly. I was impressed by his knowledge and experience. and would gladly recommend him as a mechanic for any automotive task/repair!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very pleased with Robert's work, and my interaction with him. He went beyond what I contracted. I will request him again when I need more work done. I'll just add, I like this new mode of car service that YourMechanic offers. I also am pleased about the documentation [pics] that came with the receipt. I will take any opportunity to recommend this service to my friends. The timing belt replacement would have cost 3x as much at Chrysler service.
Robert is terrific!

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Honest mechanic that will look out for you and won't bleed you dry. Thank you!

Steven

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Steven
24 years of experience
I was very happy with Steve's overall performance. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 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

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
this is my 2nd time (different problem) having william work on my Hyundai. He did a great job on the previous repair, and great job again this time. i recommended to my son and others. This time he did the timing belt water pump etc. He showed me the old parts and their wear and the new parts that replaced them. very willing to let me watch and ask questions so I can know my car better and so forth. Highly recommended.

Robert

13 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
13 years of experience
Knowledgeable of vehicle, professional and excellent service

Braxton

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Braxton did a very clean and complete job on the timing belt. Careful to the point of double checking everything.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Plymouth Meeting?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Nissan Frontier $547 $187.30 $359.95 18% $671.05
2008 Honda Ridgeline $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2008 Chrysler Town & Country $532 $291.64 $239.97 13% $614.14
2012 Acura TSX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2006 Lexus RX400h $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77

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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.

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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