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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph is an excellent mechanic with a genuine disposition. After he completed everything, he gave me tips on repairs I could do myself. I have highly recommended him to my friends and family.
Joseph, did a great job with my car. This is the second time I have had him out and it will definitely won't be the last.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and it was a great experience.
good job . para los latinos , el habla espanol y hace buen trabajo

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Excellent, meticulous work. He didn't mind that I was curious and wanted to understand what had gone wrong with my car and he was helpful in educating me. The best car repair experience I ever had!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommend.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell was on time and performed the job great

Christopher

25 years of experience
260 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
I really enjoyed working w/ Chris & his knowledge on all mechanic-related ventures. He made a Great-Impression on me & would highly recommend him to anyone needing his Master-Mechanic capabilities. I would like for him to contact me for another project. He left me his phone # but I neglected to enter it in my phone.. Please pass along my info to him. Thanks so much , DuPree Jordan 770-722-2636

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Kenneth is great. He got the job done. I provided the parts but got a couple of them wrong. No big deal because Kenneth went out of his way and picked up the correct serpentine belts. That is just awesome.

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick is very patient and professional , he has every tool imaginable . I highly recommend him. Not once did he complain about the heat and he stood in 110 degrees . Thanks again !!!!!

Ben

39 years of experience
1132 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Very professional, great work

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is prompt, very personable and competent. I look forward to doing business with him in the future.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ridgewood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $703 $399.00 $303.96 12% $807.50
2004 Toyota Sienna $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2006 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.28 $239.97 12% $675.78
2008 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2005 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07

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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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