Timing Belt Repair

Timing Belt Repair / Replacement Service

Coastal Tire and Auto’s timing belt repair and replacement service is for all years, makes and models of cars, trucks and SUV’s.  We also repair and replace timing chains.  Please call or visit the shop to have your timing belt checked and serviced by our ASE certified master mechanics.  We provide the best quality parts, labor and service at the best prices.  Timing belt service, repair and replacement is one of the most important maintenance tasks to keep your engine running at it’s best and avoid engine damage.  Don’t wait until its too late, read the timing belt information below to learn more about the importance of properly maintaning your timing belt.  The timing belt diagrams pictured below show you where the timing belt is located on the engine.  As you can see, the timing belt is one of the most important parts on your car’s engine.  For further information and to schedule your timing belt service call or visit the shop today 561-395-8371.

The timing belt keeps engine components synchronized by causing valves to open and close at the proper time. If the timing belt is worn out, loose or improperly adjusted, it may skip a tooth or more, usually on the cam gear causing the engine to be “out of time”. This results in a loss of synchronization, engine performance and will damage most engines. As time and mileage accumulate your timing belt wears.  Common timing belt issues include: cracking, sretching, worn or missing teeth, oil contaminaton and more…

There are 2 types of engines you will hear about when the discussion of broken timing belts arise, “Interference” and “Non-Interference”. These terms refer to the relationship between the pistons and valves when the camshaft and crankshaft are out of synchronization.

Interference Engine
  • Interference Engine:
    When the timing belt breaks the pistons will hit the valves, bending them and causing major engine damage. When this happens, the cylinder head (or heads) will need to be removed and the valves replaced. In extreme cases, the piston may be damaged also and the engine may need to rebuilt or replaced.
Non-Interference Engine
  • Non-interference Engine:
    When the timing belt breaks the valves and pistons will not contact one another and you can replace the belt. Non-interference engines are sometimes referred to as “free running” enignes.

 

Because the timing belt is made of rubber and reinforced with fiber cords, it will naturally degrade with age. It should be replaced at scheduled intervals which vary among car manufacturers. Usual timing belt service intervals are every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Timing belt maintenance and replacement intervals must be followed closely because timing belt failure can occur without warning.Replacing the timing belt requires removal of the accessory belts, fan belt, or serpentine belts, the pulleys, crankshaft pulley, and timing covers. When replacing the timing belt components inside the timing cover are also inspected and, if necessary, replaced. These components include oil seals and gaskets, tensioners, idlers and idler bearings. Some engines will also require water pump replacement at the same time as the timing belt. The timing belt and timing belt idler are considered a unit and should be replaced at the same time.
Timing Belt vs. Timing Chain
Some engines are equipped with a timing belt and some engines use a timing chain. A timing belt is made of rubber and is more apt to break than a metal timing chain. Car manufacturers recommend changing timing belts at specific service intervals. Timing chains typically last the life of the car unless replacement symptoms arise. Refer to your vehicle’s owners manual for your recommended timing belt replacement mileage.

Time for Timing Belt Repair: Excessive Exhaust
If your car emits more than a typical amount of exhaust, it may be time to consider timing belt repair. If you notice something out of the ordinary or if you think there may be a problem with your car, bring it to Coastal Tire and Auto Repair as soon as possible and have it checked out.

Time for Timing Belt Repair: Difficult to Start
If your car has high mileage and is difficult to start, the timing belt replacement could required. If you notice something out of the ordinary or if you think there may be a problem with your car, bring it to Coastal Tire and Auto Repair as soon as possible and have it checked out.

Time for Timing Belt Repair: Leaky Engine
Older rubber timing belts degrade in hot temperatures and with exposure to motor oil. If your car runs hot and has a leaky engine, the life expectancy of your timing belt is lowered. Newer timing belts are made of heat-resistant materials and do not have this problem. If you notice something out of the ordinary or if you think there may be a problem with your car, bring it to Coastal Tire and Auto Repair as soon as possible and have it checked out.

Time for Timing Belt Repair: Shakes
A properly working timing belt is perfectly timed with the valves and pistons. If the belt is going bad, the timing will be off, causing the engine and/or car to shake. If you notice something out of the ordinary or if you think there may be a problem with your car, bring it to Coastal Tire and Auto Repair as soon as possible and have it checked out.

Timing Belt Replacement Service from Coastal Tire and Auto Service Boca Raton Florida 561-395-8371

 

Timing Belt Replacement Service from Coastal Tire and Auto Service Boca Raton Florida