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Maxwell

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell was on time and performed the job great
Very knowledgeable, patient and detailed in his work. Maxwell did a great job! I will definitely recommend him to friends.
Joshua

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Great service.
Joshua was fast, friendly, and thorough. He did a great job!
Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1543 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris arrived on time and seemed very knowledgeable about the work I needed. He was polite and completed the work on time. After he complete the work he cleaned up took trash with him. He gave me good advice regarding questions I had. I would definitely use him again. I would rate him excellent.
Finished hard job an hour early. Nice work.
Raul

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Whitney

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.
Whitney was on time for the appointment. I needed my timing belt/water pump replaced as it was well overdue and I kept putting it off. I also had a wor.n passenger side cv axle that needed replacement. Whitney performed both services requested in a timely manner. He was nice to talk to also, and had a couple of really good stories about his 30+ years of working on cars. Whitney is a very honest, hard working mechanic. Highly recommended!
Mike

Mike

26 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
26 years of experience
Mike did a fantastic job on my Mitsubishi Eclipse.He was professional, explain the problems with my car and fixed it without breaking a sweat. He's a life saver, I don't know what I would've I done if it wasn't for him. Thanks again Mike.
Fred

Fred

15 years of experience
308 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Very nice man, very considerate.
Patrick

Patrick

31 years of experience
1014 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was on time and did a perfect job. Very happy.
Pete

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete was knowledgeable with the work (timing belt for Odyssey 2001) I'm satisfied with the repairs on my van and definitely recommend Pete for your car repairs. Thanks for you honesty and a job well done!
Jay

Jay

35 years of experience
675 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
He was awesome and fixed a bent engine brace.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Spring?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chrysler 300M $776 $336.23 $439.94 16% $927.48
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2012 Kia Soul $599 $350.66 $247.96 12% $683.91
2004 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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.

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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