Top Mechanics For Talbot (Hillman) Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements
Mobile mechanic in Kings Lynn, 24 years of experience
I began my career with my apprenticeship which was through Peugeot and I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. I moved to an independent garage called Central Tyres for a few years. I moved back into a Fiat/A...
PETER • 5th July 2019
Peugeot Talbot Express • Timing belt/chain replacement
Mobile mechanic in Tamworth, 10 years of experience
Ive been a mechanic for 10 years im hybrid trained and level 3 trained technician ive worked for a major leading company and decided to run my own business im also mot trained so have a good understanding of...
Garage in Birmingham, 16 years of experience
I am a qualified Vehicle Technician, I carry out vehicle services, as well as basic mechanical repairs. I also have expertise in Engine/Gearbox work such as head gasket repairs, gearbox assembly and replacem...
RAMESH • 29th March 2023
Land Rover Discovery Sport • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection
Garage in Derbyshire, 25 years of experience
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MATTHEW • 29th March 2023
Peugeot Boxer • Car Won't Start Inspection
Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience
I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...
PAUL • 29th March 2023
Skoda Superb • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, 16 years of experience
Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...
NORMAN • 29th March 2023
Volvo S60 • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Glasgow, 15 years of experience
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LESLEY • 29th March 2023
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Garage in Llantwit Major , 15 years of experience
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MOEEZ • 29th March 2023
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Mobile mechanic in Cheltenham, 9 years of experience
I came from hungary where i used to work at wolksvagen dealership for 3 years before that and during this 3 years i was working my father garage's because he is a mechanic aswell. Im doing this since childh...
JOHN • 29th March 2023
Nissan Juke • Clutch replacement
Garage in Birmingham, 5 years of experience
Been working in a garage for more than 5 years as a mechanic. Now I am happy to travel to fix cars at your home and work address. If you have any questions just ask. Always happy to help
Garage in Swansea, 25 years of experience
My apprenticeship started in 1996 for 4 years and I worked there for a further 2 years. I left to work for a multi franchise main dealer where I gained lots of knowledge & experience. I then moved to a large...
Mobile mechanic in Bury, 9 years of experience
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Garage in Chorley, 14 years of experience
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STUART • 29th March 2023
Vauxhall Insignia • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)
Garage in Middlesex, 13 years of experience
I have 3 years working for Volkswagen but the bulk of my experience has been with small independent garages working on all makes and models. I have been an independent mechanic for the past 4 years and am ab...
Garage in Reading, 24 years of experience
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Frequently asked questions about Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman)?
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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman)?
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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman)?
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 Talbot (Hillman)?
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 Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman) cambelt change?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change on your Talbot (Hillman). 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 Talbot (Hillman).
Can mobile mechanics do Talbot (Hillman) 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 Talbot (Hillman), 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 Talbot (Hillman) and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.
How much does a Talbot (Hillman) cambelt change cost?
The cost for a Talbot (Hillman) cambelt change depends on the model of your Talbot (Hillman). See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
These estimates may include Timing chain kit including VVT hub, Timing chain kit including gear, Engine oil filter, Engine oil, Water pump, Engine coolant/antifreeze, Timing chain kit, Timing chain kit - upper, Timing chain kit - lower and/or Timing belt kit. We have quotes for 1 model ranges for Talbot (Hillman) , Cambelt Change.
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a cambelt change, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics that work on Talbots (Hillmans)
- Cns Mobile Autos, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
- Dk Autos Limited, Caterham
- Enterprise MOT Centre, Portsmouth
- HIQ DOVER, Dover
- JU’s Auto Services, Cardenden
- LH Autos, Stockport
Will ask for him next time. This is the second time he has fitted a cam belt kit for me. Thank you Kevin.”