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

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Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Very helpful.
It was a completely professional experience. But the added bonus was how much fun it was. What a charming and delightful person, and very educational. I can't wait to have him back to work on another car. The work was done in under the time it was estimated and the car purrs like a new kitten. Very, very happy and satisfied with the entire process.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.
Kenny

Kenny

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
25 years of experience
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Eliud

20 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and polte
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Better than expected. He was very professional and you can really tell he cares about you and your car
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Miguel

19 years of experience
16 reviews
Miguel
19 years of experience
Great service!
Kiri

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Excellent service. Couldn’t be happier.
Jonathon

Jonathon

13 years of experience
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Jonathon
13 years of experience
He was on time, very friendly and knowledgeable
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Juan

7 years of experience
133 reviews
Juan
7 years of experience
Amazing. On time. Honest. Willing to work and ready to get to it. Very great full to have Petey the PT back on the road.
Robert

Robert

17 years of experience
436 reviews
Robert
17 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


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Polk City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $729 $441.45 $287.96 11% $828.45
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $688 $303.72 $383.95 16% $819.72
2004 Volvo V70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2007 Lexus GS430 $726 $358.52 $367.95 14% $853.02
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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