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Cambelts are also called camshaft belts, timing belts or timing chains.

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316 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 25 years of experience

I initially started building my own cars and track day racing 205 Gtis . I moved on to working in garages doing a variety of work, engine rebuilds, head gasket, timing belts , clutches and gearboxes. ...

64 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 20 years of experience

Welcome to CB Autos! CB Autos provides mobile mechanic services throughout Leeds & West Yorkshire. We provide complete car diagnostics, M.O.Ts, full or interim car servicing, car suspension services and main...

77 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in West Yorkshire, 34 years of experience

Easimend has been operating since 2015. Prior to setting-up Easimend I have pretty much ran my own businesses since the age of 26. I have experience with all makes/models & repairs so no job is too big or to...

19 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 20 years of experience

Started as a mechanic on my work experience in school at perrys and then went on to get my qualifications as a mechanic now I buy sell and repair cars with my nephew

44 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 45 years of experience

we carry out general repairs, service, mot repairs, timing belts and chains, diagnostics, tyres, towbars, clutches, and more

22 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 10 years of experience

Mechanic of 10 years - mhc autos established in 2013 . We provide a high quality service to you as a customer, and will take an extra care in making sure you would 100% recommend my company to anyone you ...

150 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in West Yorkshire, 14 years of experience

I am a dealership trained technician with over 14 years experience, so it's like brining the dealership quality to your door step. I have knowledge of many different makes and models of vehicles through my d...

34 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 26 years of experience

Over 26 Years combined experience from our mechanics, including 16 Years dealership experience Dealership level Diagnostics Servicing, Brakes, Suspension, Diagnostics, Clutches, Engine Work including T...

97 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 20 years of experience

With 20 years experience in local independent garages, providing a garage-based service with a team of fully qualified mechanics. Working on all makes and models also specialising in the bigger jobs such as ...

2 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 9 years of experience

Hi, We are RRBD Autos, Mechanical Experience of over 10 Years working with cars such as Jaguar & Land Rover to Busses & Vans. Specialising in Car repairs and Electronics we are here to help wh...

12 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 20 years of experience

We have worked in every possible situation from mobile mechanic to franchised dealership . We have also had work in the modified /sports and performance sector so high levels of quality and attention to deta...

23 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 18 years of experience

self-employed mobile mechanic covering all aspects of motor vehicle repair and motorcycles. We are a mobile car clinic and expert in servicing and repair in all car makes and models. Mobile car clinic provid...

243 Reviews

Garage in West Yorkshire, 20 years of experience

We are a local garage that offer everything from remapping, Servicing, repairs, maintenance, exhausts, clutches, brakes, welding, alloy wheel refurb, wheel recolours, MOT's and much more and also as well as ...

Frequently asked questions about cambelt change, repair & replacements in West Yorkshire

Read our answers to questions about cambelt change costs, symptoms and more.

What does a timing belt (cambelt) replacement in West Yorkshire 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 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 in West Yorkshire?

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.

When should you change your 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 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!

How do I know if my 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.

Is a faulty cambelt an MOT failure?

No, a faulty cambelt should not lead to an MOT failure, the cambelt or timing belt is not checked as part of an MOT.

How much does it cost to replace the timing belt and the water pump together in West Yorkshire?

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 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.

Is the timing belt checked in the MOT test?

No, the timing belt is not checked during an MOT test which is why it's essential to get it replaced as per the manufacturer's recommendations. A worn out timing belt can snap and cause expensive damage to the engine.

Can West Yorkshire garages offer home collection and delivery for cambelt change?

Yes, many garages in West Yorkshire are able to offer collection and delivery for a cambelt change. 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 in West Yorkshire.

Can West Yorkshire mobile mechanics do cambelt change at my home or office?

Typically no, West Yorkshire mobile mechanics cannot do a cambelt or timing belt change at your home or office, 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 and then take the car to a garage to carry out the cambelt change.

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