Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in West Bloomfield.

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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Fast and did a good job
Joseph was able to come in and replace my car's timing belt without any issue and in a timely manner. The results were immediately noticed and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Joseph to a friend.
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
the care rides like a dream, Gary worked really hard and was very professional
Gary is a Great mechanic, I will ask him to help for my other cars in the near future.
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Arrived early, did the agreed upon work, great service.
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Excellent service. Very professional!
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert was right on time. He explained exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect, He also has followed up to make sure all is well, and made sure that we could contact him if had any questions. Nice job Robert!
Paul

Paul

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience
Did a very good job.
John

John

21 years of experience
55 reviews
John
21 years of experience
John arrived ontime, and made all repairs in a timely manner. Will use again!!!!!!
Trung

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
Trung showed up at agreed time. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to cope with my dilettante questions, his responses were always informative, complete and courteous. He noticed that my breaks are worn too much, went to a store and replaced them during the same appointment, thus saving my time. So far my car runs great. All his recommendations make sense, and I will definitely be Trung's permanent client.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Did a great job replacing a timing belt on my honda
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in West Bloomfield?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Galant $688 $288.43 $399.95 16% $825.93
2010 Dodge Journey $692 $291.64 $399.95 16% $829.14
2011 Chevrolet Aveo $698 $410.07 $287.96 12% $797.07
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2004 Acura MDX $720 $311.82 $407.94 16% $860.07

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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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