Top Mechanics For Volvo Cambelt Change, Repair & Replacements
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 Grantham, 30 years of experience
JM Prestige Vehicle Repair & Diagnostics, we are a professional and dependable vehicle repair service who specialise in mobile repair, we bring the garage to you. . Over 3 decades of industry experience ...
Garage in Essex, 25 years of experience
Our technicians have over 45 years combined BMW main dealer experience and are trained to senior and hybrid 4 level. Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram -WINDSCREEN REPLACEMENT - ALL CAR ...
Garage in Willenhall , 20 years of experience
20 long years of experience, dealing with all work from servicing to diagnostics.
LUDOVICO • 19th February 2023
Volvo V40 • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Stoke On Trent, 15 years of experience
Our mechanic have 20 years experience on repairs cars and van, diagnostic, engine rebuilding, other mechanic have 10 years experience on cars diagnostic, mechanical repairs, and body work repairs.
The whole bunch of them were absolutely fantastic very knowledgeable nothing was to much trouble should of used them to check the car over before I bought it but that said I'm sure I will get everything done as I now have a very good garage behind me at very reasonable prices. Thanks boys.robbie XC90”
ROBERT • 11th February 2023
Volvo XC90 • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Bury, 9 years of experience
I began my career with LandRover where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the company for around 3 years. I moved to BMW/Mini for 5 years before setting up my own mobile mechanic business in 2016 cal...
Garage in Horton, 20 years of experience
Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...
Garage in Bristol, 9 years of experience
Mobile mechanic and Garage Service offering services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Why visit a garage? when you can opt for the convenience of a mechanic that comes to you, whether at home or at wor...
STEPHEN • 15th October 2022
Volvo XC60 • Timing belt replacement
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...
CHRIS • 5th October 2022
Volvo XC90 • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Tunbridge Wells, 15 years of experience
I'm a mobile mechanic with wide range of experience with diagnostic , repair , electrical and electronics in automotive industry with 15 years of experience.
Garage in Broadstairs, 21 years of experience
Feb 2018-Present: Mercedes-Benz Sparshatts, Commercials, Sittingbourne, Kent - Light Commercial Vehicle / Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician. Aug 2016-Jan 2018: Geoff Fisher Transport Ltd - HGV Technician. No...
LOUIS • 31st August 2022
Volvo XC60 • Timing belt replacement
Mobile mechanic in Telford, 19 years of experience
I carried out my apprenticeship at an independent Land Rover specialist before moving on to work in a main dealer garage. I then worked with a private company running and maintaining a fleet of vehicles. ...
CHARLOTTE • 20th August 2022
Volvo C30 • Timing belt replacement
Garage in Tadley, 14 years of experience
Started of as an apprentice at an independent ford specialist, in 2013 moved to a ford main dealer where up until this year have always been in the main dealer environment. Built up a custom and now pursuing...
Garage in Milton Keynes , 10 years of experience
Refinish Centre is an experienced repairer in Milton Keynes specialising in automotive services, repairs and customisation Refinish Directors who have nearly a decade of experience in the trade, establis...
Garage in Kilmarnock, 11 years of experience
Motormall, Jersey. Vag Group/vauxhall Diagnostic Technician Mcevoy Engineering Limited, Stevenson. Storeman/Semi Skilled Labourer Prestwick Airport Maintenance, Ryanair (PAM) Aircraft Maintenance Assis...
AVRIL • 20th July 2022
Volvo S60 • Additional work following previous booking
Frequently asked questions about Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo?
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 Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo?
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 Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo?
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 Volvo?
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 Volvo 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 Volvo cambelt change?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change on your Volvo. 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 Volvo.
Can mobile mechanics do Volvo 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 Volvo, 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 Volvo and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.
How much does a Volvo cambelt change cost?
The cost for a Volvo cambelt change depends on the model of your Volvo. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
We have quotes for 20 model ranges for Volvo , Cambelt Change.
|Volvo 240||£170||Get exact price|
|Volvo 440||£196||Get exact price|
|Volvo 460||£378||Get exact price|
|Volvo 480||£283||Get exact price|
|Volvo 850||£283||Get exact price|
|Volvo 940||£195||Get exact price|
|Volvo 960||£358||Get exact price|
|Volvo C30||£295||Get exact price|
|Volvo C70||£309||Get exact price|
|Volvo S40||£347||Get exact price|
|Volvo S60||£250||Get exact price|
|Volvo S70||£301||Get exact price|
|Volvo S80||£264||Get exact price|
|Volvo V40||£290||Get exact price|
|Volvo V50||£366||Get exact price|
|Volvo V60||£270||Get exact price|
|Volvo V70||£266||Get exact price|
|Volvo XC60||£246||Get exact price|
|Volvo XC70||£232||Get exact price|
|Volvo XC90||£244||Get exact price|
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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