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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,164

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Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience

Fred

16 years of experience
381 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred was amazing! He showed up on time and was very knowledgeable. He answered my questions and was very efficient. The job was estimated for 4 hours and he finished in 3.
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
I would definitely use Mr Jerome again. It kept raining so he had to stop working on the car when a down pour came so it took longer than expected and he worked on my car until it fixed and running. Thank you Mr Jerome you are my new mechanic
very professional and reliable experience Jerome was a true profession I will definitely use your mechanic again no gimmicks or smoke screens just honest mechanical work on my vehicle as consumers that's all we can ask for

Joseph

19 years of experience
483 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!

Mack

21 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
21 years of experience
I do not like the process of trying to find a good mechanic. But I am glad that Mack was the one sent to fix my Volvo. I have a couple other items on my other cars that need attention he is the guys I will be calling.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Jonathan was fast and professional.

Christopher

24 years of experience
80 reviews
Christopher
24 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic. I booked Chris to do a timing belt and water pump replacement on my car. Not only did he do an excellent job, he was also able to inform me of a few other things that needed to be taken care of on my car. He communicated with me well and explained everything to me thoroughly. Chris got me all taken care of for an affordable price and with great convenience to me. I would highly recommend this mechanic and will definitely contact him again in the future.

Adrian

30 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
30 years of experience
Did a fantastic job! Very professional and helpful. I really appreciate the time he took to come out, it was a hot day, I felt terrible he was out on a black top. I did my best to park it in the shade, but still. Regardless, he powered through and hooked me up.

Honorio

18 years of experience
806 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
I used YourMechanic for Timing belt service on my Honda Odyssey. Honorio showed up right on time for the 7 am appointment. I found him to be very knowledgeable about the intricacies of car repair. He did a very detailed job and never did I feel that he was trying to rush through the job. I really appreciate his patience in explaining all the steps he followed for doing the job. All in all, I felt great and would not hesitate again in using this service for jobs that I cannot do myself.

Duane

24 years of experience
395 reviews
Duane
24 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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Riverdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Honda Accord $711 $350.72 $359.95 14% $834.47
2008 Subaru Impreza $628 $348.05 $279.96 13% $724.30
2011 Honda Ridgeline $647 $311.02 $335.95 15% $762.52
2005 Lexus GS300 $730 $289.93 $439.94 17% $881.18
2005 Audi A4 $820 $260.17 $559.93 19% $1012.67

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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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