Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in South Orange.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph Lee did a great job. The tool he had didn't work to unscrew a bolt and went to the store to get a tool adapted to a very tight bolt in that case. He came back and finish the job. I really appreciate he went the extra mile to get the job done. Though, I realized when I drove my car that he didn't rotate the tires. I have a brand new wheel rim in the back and the other ones are rusty. The brand new one is still in the back.
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.

Rusty

21 years of experience
354 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was very knowledgeable and helpful! Arrived right on time and got straight to work. Even though the appointment went longer than expected, Rusty was very thorough in his work and checking to make sure the whole car was in good shape. Would definitively book him again and y'all should too.
Rusty was very kind, thorough and professional. He did a great job.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was very knowledgeable and professional. He did a great job.
Chris was friendly and did exactly what he said he'd do in the time he said he'd do it. It was a timing belt and water pump replacement, and I'm very satisfied with my experience. Thanks Chris!

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
knowledgeable

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was on time and got the job done ahead of schedule

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.

Charles

25 years of experience
12 reviews
Charles
25 years of experience

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was professional and prepared. He was on time despite the weather and took his time to make sure everything was running right.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in South Orange?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo V70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2007 Chrysler Pacifica $692 $291.64 $399.95 16% $829.14
2010 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2005 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07
2004 Cadillac CTS $681 $441.09 $239.97 10% $763.59

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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.

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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