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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,164

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Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Had timing belt replaced- Amazing !!! Ben did a great job, he is professional and knows what he is doing. My car runs like it did when it was new. I will be using Ben from now on for all my car repairs! Nice guy also. BTW I am a real customer my service was done on 9/23/2016. I can't say enough about how happy I am with the work Ben did today. You have ALL my business!!!
I trust Ben to get the job done!

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and it was a great experience.

Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
As a person who loves doing small car maintenance myself I highly enjoyed talking to Robert and watching him doing a major job, the timing belt and water pump replacement. He showed up on time, knew all procedures by heart, answered all questions (he could be a good educator), went above and beyond in quickly finding right parts as some of them didn't fit because of minor model differences, and made sure that everything works as it should. All in all it was a great first time experience and I liked the concept of mobile mechanics. Way to go!
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!

Patrick

32 years of experience
1123 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Awesome very helpful
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.

Chris

21 years of experience
1777 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Excellent Service!

Kenny

27 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
27 years of experience
Ken is professional and knowledgeable. He kept my husband and I updated on the cost of the repairs which were significantly less what Acura dealership had quoted and far more convenient. He was NOT pushy. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely work with him again.

Paul

24 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
24 years of experience
I wish I knew of Paul before. Besides being a very good mechanic the service was top notch. What a good experience and I will highly recommend him.

Frederick

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
15 years of experience
I just wanted to let you know , the service from Fred was outstanding. Really great service I appreciate it! Thank you

Michael

36 years of experience
39 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
I have obtained 4 estimates for replacing time-belt & water pump, it would cost me anywhere from $1000 (dealer) to $700 (independent auto repair shop). For less than $600, Micheal not only replaced my Nissan's time-belt & water pump but also changed PCV valve and cleaned/flushed power steering fluids, that alone would cost $75 to $125. The best part is he did it at the garage where I am working, so convenient, no pickup and no waiting.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Syracuse?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Challenger $639 $423.23 $215.97 10% $713.48
2007 Chrysler Pacifica $689 $288.84 $399.95 16% $826.34
2010 Hyundai Accent $570 $281.93 $287.96 14% $668.93
2006 Lexus LX470 $718 $357.72 $359.95 14% $841.47
2012 Acura RL $655 $311.02 $343.95 15% $773.27

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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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