Top Mechanics For Chevrolet Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements
Garage in Darwen, 14 years of experience
I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...
BEN • 5th July 2022
Chevrolet Orlando • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Newhaven, 28 years of experience
I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...
Mobile mechanic in York, 20 years of experience
I am mechanic and mot tester with over 20 years experience In the motor trade. With 10 year management experience. I specialise in fault finding and diagnostics. I run a fully equipped mobile unit equipped w...
Garage in Wrexham, 25 years of experience
AVS are the on-site servicing and repair experts, we are main dealer trained technicians to ensure quality of work , we come to you at home or work, Avs will protect your warranty by using genuine parts and...
PHILIP • 29th October 2021
Chevrolet Captiva • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Wolverhampton, 22 years of experience
Hi, my name is Darren Branch. I have been working on cars most of my life, with 21 years worth of PROFESSIONAL experience. I have long realised that it is not the actual garage that you should be putting yo...
Garage in Iver, 18 years of experience
Having spent over 18 years in the motor trade as a senior/ master technician, I have gained a huge amount of experience and skills. I started off as a Technician working on Porsche's for the first 9 years of...
Garage in Bridgwater, 15 years of experience
Starting my apprenticeship at Renault I then moved to a local independent garage where I spent 11 years building my mechanical knowledge. I then made the transition to self-employed were I offer a mobile ser...
ALASTAIR • 27th August 2019
Mobile mechanic in Sunbury-On-Thames, 25 years of experience
Mobile mechanic service in the TW area and covers 5 mile radius Works on all makes and models
Garage in Southampton, 20 years of experience
I began my career as a mechanic when I was 17 years old in Portugal. When I was 22 years old I set-up my own garage in for around 7 years before moving to the UK in 2007. I worked in various garages in order...
TERENCE • 13th November 2017
Chevrolet Matiz/Spark • Timing belt/chain replacement
Garage in High Street, Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk. , 26 years of experience
I started my career with a tyre business called Hemel First Choice Tyres in Hemel Hempstead for 5 years. I set up my own tyre business within Bury Road Garage in Hemel Hempstead for around a year. I moved to...
STEVE • 2nd July 2016
Garage in Isle Of Wight, 32 years of experience
I started up with a youth training team and learned there for a couple years until I moved on and went to work for a local independent garage. Stayed there for about 4 years and then went on to a better oppo...
DANIEL • 10th March 2016
Mobile mechanic in Cullingworth, 40 years of experience
I am an “old school” apprentice-trained mechanic, fleet manager, warranty claims assessor, and vehicle examinations engineer/inspector/assessor for over 40 years. I was previously the Technical Manager fo...
CHRIS • 22nd March 2023
Land Rover Range Rover Sport • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection
Garage in Birmingham, 20 years of experience
Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stre...
Garage in Tunbridge Wells, 15 years of experience
RD9 Automotive Group was founded in 2020 by Ryan Day. Ryan started his mechanical career at Porsche as an apprentice in 2007, and remained working for the brand until 2020, as a Gold Certified, Master Techni...
Garage in Cardiff, 6 years of experience
we are a small garage focused on high quality repairs on all cars,from engine replace to custom jobs preparing a car for stage 1,2or 3 we can do it all air suspension components repair or replace to front m...
Frequently asked questions about Chevrolet cambelt change, repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.
What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement on my Chevrolet involve?
- Mechanic will remove or loosen the components required to gain access to the cover. This may also involve removing a wheel as well, so do not be alarmed!
- Mechanic will then lock the camshafts and crankshaft in place with timing pins, before removing the old belt and associated guides and tensioner.
- Mechanic will also drain the cooling system and remove the water pump if it is driven by the belt
- Once a cleanup has been done, the mechanic will renew the components and finally fit the new belt.
- Any components removed will be put back in place, the cooling system replenished and the engine started and tested.
- The cooling system will then be bled of air and the vehicle road tested.
What are the signs of a bad Chevrolet timing belt?
Sadly in 99% of cases you will only know if there is an issue with the cambelt when it breaks! This can occur at any time, at any speed and usually at the most inconvenient time and place. This is why manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked.
How long will a cambelt replacement take on my Chevrolet?
On average, cambelt change times can range from 1.5 to over 5 hours with an average of 2.7 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should my Chevrolet Cambelt be changed?
The lifespan of a cambelt is generally between 5 to 8 years, depending on the manufacturer. Every vehicle which has an engine that uses a timing belt, needs to have this done as part of the scheduled maintenance. Therefore always remember to replace the timing belt when stipulated in the car manufacturer's service schedule.
If your car is around the age of normally needing a scheduled cambelt change, and you have no record of the job ever having been done, it would be wise to get the belt replaced rather than chancing it.
When should you change your Chevrolet Cambelt?
Each manufacturer will give a recommended replacement interval for the timing belt on its vehicles. This information is usually available in the Owner Handbook, however if you do not have this in your possession, we are happy to advise accordingly.
If you have purchased a second hand vehicle and it has no timing belt change history, such as a garage invoice, then it is important to err on the side of caution and have it replaced as soon as possible,
Do I need to change the water pump when I change the timing belt on my Chevrolet?
On many engines, the water pump is driven by the belt as well. If this is the case, it is imperative to have it replaced at the same time. There are two reasons for this, firstly, the water pump is a pulley and bearing that forms part of the circuit the belt travels around and should it fail, then the belt will come off and that is the same as it breaking. Also, water pumps are prone to seizing, which again will break the belt.
The second reason is that should the water pump fail (and not damage the belt etc) and require replacing, then the timing belt would have to be renewed at the same time, so its best to have a new one fitted as a preventative course of maintenance.
Most mechanics will not carry out the work unless the pump is replaced in the situation as they know the consequences!
At what mileage should my Chevrolet cambelt be changed?
If your car is fitted with a timing belt (and not a chain), then the replacement needs to be carried out at the time stipulated by the manufacturer. This could be between 5 - 7 years or 60,000 to 100,000 miles. So in reality, it is a very common jobs as all cars equipped as such need to have this done.
How do I know if my Chevrolet Cambelt is worn out?
You cannot generally check to see if a belt has been replaced recently or not as not only is access difficult, what you can see doesn’t give clear indication of its age.
How long does a Cambelt last on my Chevrolet?
How long a cambelt lasts will depend on a number of factors, generally this can range anywhere from 40,000 miles to 100,000 miles, or indeed a number of years. Manufacturers give recommended replacement intervals, both in terms of age and mileage. It is preventative maintenance that should never be overlooked. Intervals will depend on the vehicle's make and model.
How much does it cost to replace the timing belt and the water pump together on Chevrolet?
On average, the cost for a cambelt or timing belt replacement is £300. A water pump replacement generally costs between £115 and £375.
What does a bad or worn out Chevrolet timing belt sound like?
You may hear a clicking or ticking sound coming from the engine. You may also constantly hear knocking or slapping noises if the timing belt tensioner is unfastened and the timing belt is no longer tensioned correctly. In the worst case scenario you may find that you can't start your car at all if the cambelt has come off or has broken.
Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Chevrolet cambelt change?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change on your Chevrolet. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a cambelt change on your Chevrolet.
Can mobile mechanics do Chevrolet cambelt change at my home or office?
Typically no, mobile mechanics cannot do a cambelt or timing belt change at your home or office on your Chevrolet, because the repair may need to be carried out on a ramp, and may need specialist equipment. Also, the time involved to carry out the work may make it more practical to carry out the work at a garage. However, if there are still some doubts as to what repair is needed, mobile mechanics may be able to carry out a diagnostic inspection at your home or office on your Chevrolet and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.
How much does a Chevrolet cambelt change cost?
The cost for a Chevrolet cambelt change depends on the model of your Chevrolet. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer for your Chevrolet. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
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