Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Van Nuys.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
My mechanic, Pete Hambly, was punctual, professional, and expedient in replacing my timing belt and water pump. I would absolutely work with and recommend Pete in the future. Plus the quote was 35% less than at the dealership. Using YourMechanic was a great experience all around.
Awesome mechanic! Stellar professional and knowledgeable. You want the best San Diego has to offer? Book Pete!!
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!
Chris was early, professional and informative
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Very helpful.
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!
good
Choeun

Choeun

12 years of experience
180 reviews
Choeun
12 years of experience
Very good
Seth

Seth

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Seth
20 years of experience
Seth arrived early......professional.......honest.......great mechanic!!!!!
Keith

Keith

15 years of experience
168 reviews
Keith
15 years of experience
Keith was a pleasant and courteous young man who I thought was very talented. He replaced my timing belt and water pump on my 2000 Lexus RX300. Now it is "quite as a mouse." Thank you Keith for a job well done. I will be asking for you in the future.
Chris

Chris

17 years of experience
309 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Chris was friendly and did exactly what he said he'd do in the time he said he'd do it. It was a timing belt and water pump replacement, and I'm very satisfied with my experience. Thanks Chris!
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
Great service, Rodney was awesome! Very knowledgeable
Eliud

Eliud

20 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
20 years of experience
He did very good, car feels good. Thank you.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Van Nuys?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $465 $161.38 $303.96 18% $569.88
2009 Mitsubishi Galant $708 $339.70 $367.95 15% $834.20
2005 Volkswagen Passat $640 $256.04 $383.95 17% $772.04
2006 Audi A4 $757 $276.97 $479.94 17% $921.97
2006 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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