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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,115

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Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette did a great job changing the oil pump, timing belt and water pump on my 2001 Avalon. Unfortunately due to the age and milage (200k) of the vehicle, several problems presented themselves (including broken bolts, manifolds/compressor interference) . Emmette's experience and dedication shined as the job was eventually completed successfully. He arrived early, pre-coordinated with me, and kept me posted on progress. I'm impressed with his work, his expertise, his dedication and will certainly be asking for him again.
Emmette was great! I purchased my own parts and he did a great job inventorying everything up front and letting me know what I needed. He took the time to show me where my water pump was starting to show signs of wear. I am very happy with the service he provided! I will definitely be a repeat customer.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 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.
This is a 1st time that I used YourMechanic.com – Mr. Joseph Lee, the technician, arrived as scheduled of appointment – His appearance is professional – He had a lot of tools, handy and organized - He jumped in the work as soon as he parked his vehicle – He gave all attention to his work and finished the work as good as it could be – I would call on Mr. Joseph Lee again when there is time of needed for auto mechanist - Thanks Mr. LEE.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney knowledgeable and he does not use confusing jargons. It is very time saving to have a mechanic come to you, no more headache trying to get back after leaving your car for service.
You can tell he's very knowledgeable and skilled.

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
great service. arrived earlier, which was great. although he was not feeling 100% he left me 100% satisfied. Will use again.
Replaced water pump, timing belt, pulley tensioner, pulley, serpintine belt, and thermostat. A 5 hours work but he finished early. It is my first time using Yourmechanic services and I will rate as an EXCELLENT experience 10/10. First, it is very convenient bec. They come to me and I can comfortably wait at home. Second, they charge cheaper than any dealer or local shop I know. Third, Chris is very experience in his field of work, assess my truck and honestly recommends needed to be done in the future. I ask Chris if he could install the thermostat also (was not part of the service i ordered). When he finished, Chris waived off the extra charge and actually gave me a $10 discount bec. It is my first time using their service. Now, no one in any local shop I know would do that for me. I just found my home service that I can rely on if any of my car needs fixing. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Nice and pleseant. He is knowledgeable about his work, services, and car parts

Diego

19 years of experience
420 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Got it done.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.

Clifton

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
My experience was amazing and he is so very professional, I will definitely be using yourmechanic.com again and I will request Clifton!!!! Trully a great job well done!!!! Thank you!!!!!

Gregory

29 years of experience
234 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory was awesome! He showed up on time, did the job in the time promised, and for the price quoted. Gregory professional, and iI the definetly recomend his service, I will be calling amid asking for him to serviceour vehicles.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Randallstown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse $581 $277.03 $303.96 15% $685.53
2004 Chrysler Concorde $664 $336.23 $327.93 14% $776.95
2005 Subaru Outback $609 $353.30 $255.96 12% $697.30
2005 Audi TT $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2013 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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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