Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Walker.

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Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
He was on time, very knowledgeable and professional
Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
Emmette was very professional and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and did a great job!
John

John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
He show on time and did a great job.
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Excellent job. Very professional. Great job.
Dennys

Dennys

27 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
27 years of experience
Great job Will continue to use in future
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
Tien!
Raul

Raul

31 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
31 years of experience
The whole process was easy and pleasant.
Michael

Michael

11 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
11 years of experience
Got it done
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Great job as always. Very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and willing to explain what is happening with the repair. This is the third appointment I've booked with him and I'm always satisfied with his work.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter was fantastic. He was on time (early actually), left my garage clean and fixed my truck (timing belt/water pump replacement). He took time to explain what was happening with my truck and answered any questions I had. Great job! I would recommend Peter, and already have, to my family and friends. I rated recommending YourMechanic.com at an 8 because when you call their toll free number for customer service, you will probably be on hold for 20-30 minutes. Once you finally get through, the agents are friendly and courteous. But something needs to be done about the wait time.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Walker?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Fiesta $634 $330.23 $303.96 14% $738.73
2006 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2004 Subaru Baja $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2005 Lexus ES330 $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2004 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77

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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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