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Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience
Friendly helpful and honest. Highly recommended.
Whitney took the time to perform thorough diagnostics and provided recommendations. He then implemented the big work of replacing the timing belt and more to our full satisfaction.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!
Another outstanding service by Pete. Replaced timing Belt, water pump, tensioner and pulleys. Wish I had such a high caliber mechanic all my life.

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Josh

24 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
24 years of experience
Excellent! Josh was early to my appointment. He explained everything he was doing and saved me money. He was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Josh, actually I already have.

Emmette

36 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
36 years of experience
Emmette was extremely courteous and professional. I will definitely use the service again and specifically request his expertise. He completed the job very well and on time.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience

Chet

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Chet
41 years of experience
Replaced my timing belt and water pump

Rodney

36 years of experience
491 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Rodney was extremely knowledgeable of how to work on my oddball car. Friendly, professional, willing to answer questions I had in detail, all the while working at a fast pace!! Excellent work ethics, master mechanic all around. I would love to have him back to work on any car I can't fix myself.

Clarissa

27 years of experience
212 reviews
Clarissa
27 years of experience
Most exceptional and competent mechanic ever!

Pete

16 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
16 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Waddell?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Volvo XC70 $728 $343.57 $383.95 15% $859.57
2007 Hyundai Tucson $572 $331.81 $239.97 12% $654.31
2016 Volvo S60 $1611 $1250.85 $359.95 7% $1734.60
2008 Acura RL $681 $337.15 $343.95 14% $799.40
2010 Acura TSX $657 $337.15 $319.96 14% $767.15

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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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