Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Scituate.

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Number of Reviews

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Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Awesome very helpful
James

James

27 years of experience
331 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Was honest and professional fixed my timing and recommend another service to fix a oil leak I have been having after driving 50 miles or so with my wife we both said he did a good job thanks again
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Nice guy
Enrique

Enrique

18 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
18 years of experience
Enrique is a delightful person and an outstanding hard working, dedicated mechanic! I didn't think think people like him existed anymore! His service and personality was above and beyond all my expectations. I would highly recommend Enrique to anyone and I will personally be requesting him for future work on my vehicle! He is a blessing and a wonderful asset to Your Mechanic! Thank you Enrique!
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter was fantastic. He was on time (early actually), left my garage clean and fixed my truck (timing belt/water pump replacement). He took time to explain what was happening with my truck and answered any questions I had. Great job! I would recommend Peter, and already have, to my family and friends. I rated recommending YourMechanic.com at an 8 because when you call their toll free number for customer service, you will probably be on hold for 20-30 minutes. Once you finally get through, the agents are friendly and courteous. But something needs to be done about the wait time.
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.
Jason

Jason

14 years of experience
427 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Jason Certeza is probably one of the best if not the best professional mechanic I've met. He's honest, thorough, communicates well. He fixed and went beyond to explain/answer patiently all my questions. He's one of a kind, and he does not take advantage of the customer's ignorance. Thanks for sending him to fix my son's Honda Civic. You've gained a customer for life.To YourMechanic, please put on the website that he's ASE Certified....thanks again
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Very fast
Chris

Chris

15 years of experience
202 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Chris was amazing, personable and knowledgeable


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Scituate?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Honda Accord $672 $311.82 $359.95 15% $795.57
2005 Subaru Impreza $595 $354.92 $239.97 12% $677.42
2005 Saturn Vue $580 $307.82 $271.96 13% $673.32
2005 Audi A4 $1094 $509.70 $583.92 15% $1294.45
2004 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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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