Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ypsilanti.

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Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
prompt, professional and great service

Patrick

32 years of experience
1143 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
on time and satisfied with the job.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Was on time and quick
On time. Polite. Competent. Willing to answer questions. Did great work. What else can you ask for?

Matthew

32 years of experience
817 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Needed a timing belt replacement and he was available. This guy knows his stuff, and is very informative, and helpful. Would rate more than five stars.
The best Mechanic in Hampton Roads!! Thank you!

Joseph

26 years of experience
553 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
good

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1206 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore is prompt, very personable and competent. I look forward to doing business with him in the future.

Keith

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Very professional and knows what he’s doing. He doesn’t waste anytime and gets the job done.

Honorio

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Great!

Chris

21 years of experience
1832 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris was early, professional and informative


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ypsilanti?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Honda Odyssey $715 $315.20 $399.95 16% $852.70
2014 Volkswagen Beetle $911 $558.69 $351.95 11% $1031.69
2013 Volkswagen Beetle $1214 $741.84 $471.94 11% $1376.09
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $764 $356.27 $407.94 15% $904.52
2016 Acura MDX $732 $396.04 $335.95 13% $847.54

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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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