Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in River Grove.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
The mechanic was very professional and willing to work with our needs. He did an amazing job, left everything clean, and the car runs great! Would definitely recommend this service to everyone.
I have been recommending "YourMechanic" to everyone it is so convenient and the pricing is great !! No need to take time off work everything is done on the computer it's great !! No surprises you know the cost when you schedule the service I love it !! Joshua was absolutely AWESOME he was so professional and very nice the car runs soooo good I am extremely happy !!

Duane

23 years of experience
371 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Prepared, professional, punctual
Great service, and quick

Joseph

25 years of experience
488 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 
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.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!

Dennys

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
28 years of experience
Denny is very kind and courteous. He done an excellent job and finished and hour early. Showed up exactly when he was scheduled. I highly recommend.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Prompt, professional Very friendly, would definitely work with Jeff again. Thanks!

Michael

23 years of experience
69 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Good job and professional

Eduardo

17 years of experience
329 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Arrived on time - fast and professional. Very good experience.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
578 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Was able to identify my cars issue right away and resolved my issue of a bad timing belt.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in River Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2006 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.28 $239.97 12% $675.78
2004 Volvo S60 $563 $283.51 $279.96 14% $659.76
2004 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2008 Acura MDX $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32

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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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