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Keith

Keith

23 years of experience
117 reviews
Keith
23 years of experience
Keith was on time, got the job done ahead of schedule and told me it wasn't necessary to get certain work done; saved me $$.
On time, price was great, truck was fixed correctly. I will be using Keith from now on for my truck. Great service, great price.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Friendly and skilled - knows his shit about cars. Did a great job and was very gracious with the pricing, helped me really understand the work that was being done. I was nervous about this experience as it was my first time with the company but after working with Robert I would absolutely come back to these guys. Thanks dude!!
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!
Augie

Augie

28 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
28 years of experience
Very Professional, Friendly Job done well within time frame.
Peter

Peter

23 years of experience
194 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
He was on time and answered all my questions.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Matthew

Matthew

31 years of experience
576 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very polite and knowledgeable I definitely will be contacting for my next service
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Very informative friendly and punctual. Would highly recommend. Will be vetting service done by him again.
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
47 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris showed up on time and got to work right away. He worked very diligently and completed the job ahead of schedule. He is now my go to mechanic. Awesome job!
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough
Michael

Michael

36 years of experience
30 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Michael was punctual and courteous. He explained the work being done and pointed out other items that would need attention soon. He was great.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Salem?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse $528 $288.43 $239.97 13% $610.93
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27
2005 Kia Sorento $874 $466.54 $407.94 13% $1014.79
2011 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2005 Acura RL $792 $311.82 $479.94 17% $956.82

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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.

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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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