Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in San Pedro.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,124

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Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
I really like Gary - he is on time, professional and knows his job. He replaced the timing belt on my Lexus, and did an excellent job. This service done by Your Mechanic saved me over $500.00 dollars over having the dealer do it. We also found that the dealer recommended service that did not need to be done. Very happy with this service, I will be using Gary again!
Awesome mechanic!!!

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell was punctual, had all the necessary tools to do the job and completed the work ahead of schedule! We were skeptical about using Your Mechanic but ended up being absolutely thrilled with the service! Thank you!!
Timely, friendly, efficient, awesome!!!

Ben

39 years of experience
1137 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien!

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
was great. i got to watch how its done, ask questions, finished precisely on time, was thorough & did it just how i would do it, if i knew what i was doing. hehe

Omar

19 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
19 years of experience

Braxton

9 years of experience
190 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Very Professional and knowledgeable Job well done!!!!!!!!

Peter

25 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Peter saved the day,I highly recommend him as a mechanic to go to.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
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 !!

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in San Pedro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chrysler 300M $776 $336.23 $439.94 16% $927.48
2006 Mitsubishi Galant $544 $288.43 $255.96 13% $632.43
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2006 Lexus RX400h $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14

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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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