Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ponchatoula.

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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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Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick called me an hour before the appointment and asked if he could show up early and when he did, he was ready to get to work. Very professional and efficient. Overall, YourMechanic exceeded my expectations!
Patrick was great. He called me to let me know he was stuck in traffic and was going to be few minutes late. I was having the timing belt replaced with my own parts. We discovered a part that I needed and he was very patient as I looked all around N Austin for the correct replacement part. I'm pleased with the service and would recommend again.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete arrived on time and did a great job servicing my car. He suggested a few additional things that could have been replaced in the future but did not try to upsell me or anything.The total cost of repairs ended up even slightly less than advertised. I highly recommend Pete and would definitely work with him in the future!
My mechanic, Pete Hambly, was punctual, professional, and expedient in replacing my timing belt and water pump. I would absolutely work with and recommend Pete in the future. Plus the quote was 35% less than at the dealership. Using YourMechanic was a great experience all around.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was early, professional and informative
Chris is awesome! He was punctual (actually called and asked if we could start early), answered all of my questions, and did an awesome job.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He was very nice and got the timing belt and water pump replaced fast.
Was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond what was expected as well as took the time to answer all my questions to my satisfaction. I would recommend him to anyone.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
This is the first time i do the repair with Whitney, he is very good mechanic, and very open with customer, he show customer everything he working on, and he checking on the car to see it anything els need to fixed, overall he is a good mechanic, i would tell all my friend when ever they need a service for there car.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgable. Courteous.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Excellent service. Couldn’t be happier.

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
Adam is great.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, honest, efficient!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ponchatoula?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $823 $487.46 $335.95 12% $938.96
2006 Volkswagen GTI $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2004 Nissan Xterra $603 $187.30 $415.94 19% $746.30
2006 Audi A3 $713 $368.89 $343.95 14% $831.14
2007 Lexus GS430 $726 $358.52 $367.95 14% $853.02

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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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