Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Spanaway.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Patrick

Patrick

31 years of experience
1014 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick showed up on time and was very courteoujdand professional. He got right to work and completed thegtiming belt and waterpump replacement . I am very impressed with this and will continue to use as it is significantly less expensive than going to the dealership.
Robert

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.
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!!
Robert

Robert

13 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
13 years of experience
Really great experience with Robert, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to do business again!
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
820 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
My appointment was for 2:00 p.m on Saturday (04/30/2016). Heavy rain was forecasted for later on that afternoon, so Jeffrey called, and offered to start the timing belt change at 12:00 noon. That was very considerate of him. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic, and completed the work without any breaks. He wife came along with him, and they are both very pleasant to talk to. The Odyssey sounds like new now. Thank you Jeffrey.
Paul

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Great first experience with YourMechanic! Impressed with Paul being on time and ready to work on my Lexus! I will look forward to having Paul do any future work on my vehicles!
Ben

Ben

39 years of experience
1072 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was top notch: Courteous, friendly, and professional. He changed out a timing belt and serpentine belt, plus secured a mirror that was flopping in the wind, all in about 4 hours, and didn't charge for the mirror. I'll ask for him next time I need service. The site itself is a Godsend. My elderly mother had taken her Lexus to several places and been quoted over $2,000 at each to change her timing belt. I knew that was high. Through Your Mechanic, we got both her timing belt and serpentine belt changed for $710.83. How could I not want to use this service again?!
Leo

Leo

39 years of experience
73 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
All good.
Eduardo

Eduardo

17 years of experience
303 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Eduardo is an amazing technician with a very strong skill set and incredible work ethic. He arrived early, worked non-stop for 6 hours and got all my work done and cleaned up. He never asked for anything, worked at a fast pace, had a disciplined process and was always going above and beyond. Eduardo did my timing service (belt, water pump and other pieces) and replaced a bad alternator on my 2012 MDX. I'd strongly recommend him for almost any auto mechanical work you need!
Ibrahim

Ibrahim

20 years of experience
19 reviews
Ibrahim
20 years of experience
Mack

Mack

20 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
20 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Spanaway?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mitsubishi Galant $708 $339.70 $367.95 15% $834.20
2014 Volkswagen Golf $1078 $685.95 $391.95 11% $1212.70
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $877 $660.98 $215.97 7% $951.23
2008 Acura MDX $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47

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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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