Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Tarzana.

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Number of Reviews

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Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Joe was very knowledgeable and punctual. He explained everything he serviced on my Subaru. YourMechanic was super convenient and Joe made the experience better than taking it in to the dealer or a shop.
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe's an excellent mechanic with many years of experience he shows up before time to get the job started. He replaced my timing belt and water pump and fan belts on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. I purchase the parts from Advance Auto Parts but it had a defective gasket he had to come back and redo it because of the gasket. He rescheduled the appointment a few days later and finish the job perfect. I suggest instead of buying your own Parts like I did get your parts from Joe this way everything is guaranteed with no extra labor charges.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
450 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Nice guy
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick did a great job! I appreciate his feedback and overall professionalism.
Sergio

Sergio

42 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
42 years of experience
Excellent experience ! Sergio is very skilled and a pleasure to deal with!
Peter

Peter

23 years of experience
194 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
He was on time and answered all my questions.
Alan

Alan

17 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
17 years of experience
Alan was a great first impression to YourMechanic.com. He was timely, courteous, and knowledgable. I couldn't be happier with the service he provided. I'll definitely be going to Alan again in the future for any maintenance needed on my car, and you should too. Thanks Alan!
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
very professional and friendly


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Tarzana?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo V70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2007 Volvo C70 $565 $324.99 $239.97 12% $647.49
2004 Volvo S80 $662 $285.65 $375.95 16% $790.90
2008 Acura MDX $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2009 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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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