Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Santa Ana.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I'm glade I used Your Mechanic service, very convenient and Jeffery W Carter was very friendly and of course professional, he showed up on time and answered all my questions in a very simple way so I can get and understand what's going on in my car. I definitely recommend this service and Jeffery to everyone I know.
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Very professional and knows what he’s doing. He doesn’t waste anytime and gets the job done.
Really recommend his service to anyone else, needing auto services

Milton

35 years of experience
204 reviews
Milton
35 years of experience
Everything was fine but the website needs to be more realistic on job time estimates - without increasing the rates .
great company, great concept, I'm very impressed with your service and screening and confirmation of tech very important, expected flybynight scenario, rip off, instead I received awesome service , your estimate was the best,tech very trustworthy, friendly,knowledgeable, thank you, pleasantly surprised, definitely will call you guys again

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
I am SO happy I found YourMechanic when I did. When my check engine light came on, I immediately took it to a shop to uncover the code. Once they discovered the problem with my timing belt, they were going to charge me a ridiculous amount of money to do the job. On top of that, I would've had to wait a week to book an appointment, there was just no way I was going to wait a week, I was already paranoid driving the car down the street. That evening I did a Google search and found YourMechanic and was so happy to be given a quote right away for drastically less than the shops were quoting me. I booked my appointment right away. Godwin was awesome! He was friendly and extremely professional. I appreciated how he accommodated my address change and communicated every step of the way. My timing belt was repaired in under 3 hours and then took my car around the block to make sure everything ran smoothly. I really appreciated the inspection report that I received in my inbox and all the feedback that was provided for my car. All in all this was a wonderful and very pleasant experience and will certainly be making Godwin my go-to guy for my recommended services. Thank you so much Godwin!!

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Enrique thoroughly went over our car and fixed things as it should. He also recommended a few things as well for the near future. It was a hot day, and despite it all, he got the job done.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin was easy going and knowledgeable. He explained to me the amount of wear and tear my belts had and finished replacing everything in a timely manor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic!

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Augie did a great job! He replaced what I needed and also made a few recommendations. Most notable, he had no surprise fees.

Son

23 years of experience
52 reviews
Son
23 years of experience
I needed my timing belt changed . Son was awesome fast,prompt and courteous. He was very knowledgeable and completed the job in a timely manner.

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Got it done.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Santa Ana?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo S60 $757 $324.99 $431.94 16% $905.49
2007 Volvo V70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $1685 $1300.67 $383.95 7% $1816.67
2004 Audi A4 $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
2011 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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.

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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