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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,175

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Jay

36 years of experience
768 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay was the most nicest guy and honest! He told me everything I needed to do to my car as a maintenance up keep and told me nothing was in dire need. What he did say was before the summer. He was trustworthy and came early because of the rain. Listened and answered all my questions and my families questions. I am completely satisfied and wish I had known about YourMechanic a long time ago. I would have saved hundreds of dollars.
He was awesome and fixed a bent engine brace.

Chris

21 years of experience
1828 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Sheer excellence. Chris was professional, punctual, and courteous. He arrived early and completed an arduously difficult service (90k mile service; including timing belt, radiator flush, oil change, and tire rotation) during one of the hottest days of the year...while working on simmering asphalt! No complaining. No problems. Just admirable efficiency and effort. I will be asking for him specifically on my next service. Thank you, Chris!
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1142 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick was on time and very thorough.
Awesome very helpful

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Convenient

Alfredo

20 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
20 years of experience
Alfredo did a great job installing a new timing belt kit, and very knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to another friend of mine. Would book him again, 5 STARS!!!

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien was great. He serviced the car perfectly and gave me advice on other services I may need in the future. He accepted this job when others declined. He has a strong work ethic and follows through. He obviously knows his craft and did a great job on getting my daughter's car back on the road. I would recommend him without reservation. Thanks Tien for doing a great job.

Scott

21 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
21 years of experience
Scott worked in the timeframe given plus, he was very professional in doing the job! Satisfied Consumer

Bertram

30 years of experience
12 reviews
Bertram
30 years of experience
Bertram was fantastic, he fixed our car issues and worked on the problem for hours, he would not leave until 100% completed. We are extremely happy with Bertram and would highly recommend him.

Robert

41 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
41 years of experience
Very good..


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Streamwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Spectra $544 $223.86 $319.96 16% $653.86
2009 Dodge Nitro $537 $288.84 $247.96 13% $622.09
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $893 $332.93 $559.93 17% $1085.43
2006 Lexus LS430 $838 $357.72 $479.94 16% $1002.72
2012 Audi A3 $791 $470.66 $319.96 12% $900.66

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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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