Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Pontiac.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Came on time (even a little early - good). Knew what he was doing & came prepared. The job was done in very reasonable time, about what was estimated. I would hire him again.
Knowledgeable, friendly, and quick!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was early and ready to service my vehicle. He showed me the flaws in the belt which was causing the problem , test drove it and left the area clean. I felt as if he was very knowledgeable regarding the job and I felt good about leaving my car in his hands. Thanks Dan Cindy

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Showed up on time and did the job quickly and efficiently. Awesome job!

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damien was courteous and explained things as he was working. He did an excellent job.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Best experience I've ever had getting work done on my car.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Arrived on time and finished early. Professional, knowledgeable and decent. Wouldn't hesitate to book him again

Ryan

16 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
16 years of experience
Showed up on time. Very professional. At my request, he made recommendations on other things he found that should be fixed. This home service is very convenient. I was surprised that he would be able to replace my timing belt and water pump on site, and he did it in the quoted timeframe. I will use YourMechanic services again.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Clean. polite.fast. Answered questions. Best service i had in years. Car Czar.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Pontiac?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Fiat 500 $778 $457.80 $319.96 12% $887.80
2008 Chevrolet Aveo $558 $269.86 $287.96 15% $656.86
2005 Mitsubishi Montero $657 $288.61 $367.95 16% $783.11
2015 Acura RLX $649 $392.66 $255.96 11% $736.66
2009 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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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