Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Pompton Lakes.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Guy was great. My van is running great.Thanks.You
Awesome problem solver

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Mr Carter did an impressive job of getting my Lexus running again. I have been driving it today and I am reasonably satisfied.
Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
I used YourMechanic for Timing belt service on my Honda Odyssey. Honorio showed up right on time for the 7 am appointment. I found him to be very knowledgeable about the intricacies of car repair. He did a very detailed job and never did I feel that he was trying to rush through the job. I really appreciate his patience in explaining all the steps he followed for doing the job. All in all, I felt great and would not hesitate again in using this service for jobs that I cannot do myself.
Honorio was on time, very thorough and professional. He went above and beyond when he diagnosed and fixed my A/C issue even though it was unrelated to the timing belt replacement.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and it definitely won't be the last! Ian arrived right on time, explained everything he would be doing and then got to work. Upon completion he made a couple recommendations for future maintenance and additionally sent me a complete report. My vehicle runs great and I just loved the convenience of having the work done at my house which allows for direct communication with the mechanic.
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Satisfied.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
very happy with the service

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He did a great job, I also had him look at another car. He helped to make an appointment to fix it.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph arrived on time and made sure he understood the problem before starting any work. He made the repairs within the estimated time for the price quoted with no upselling. He told me to call if I had any issues. I'm a satisfied customer.

Patrick

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick was late for the appointment due to some unforeseen problems. He was very nice and professional. It was a very difficult part to replace on my vehicle but he handled it with patience and composure. My son who lives in California recommended trying my mechanic out. I had never heard of the service and was very skeptical about trying it. Because of how good Patrick was, I am glad I tried it out. He also inspected other parts of my vehicle which was a good surprise. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone and would ask for him anytime I need service. If Patrick is an example of your mechanics than you have a great service.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph has been quite professional and methodic. I'd definitely want to have him again if I need the service. He's one I'd recommend to my friends knowing his perfromance wouldn't embarrass me.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Pompton Lakes?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Aveo $558 $269.86 $287.96 15% $656.86
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $619 $363.46 $255.96 12% $707.46
2008 Subaru Impreza $766 $493.69 $271.96 10% $859.19
2012 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2010 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46

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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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