Volvo Engine Repair in Tacoma

Timing Belt Service

Our Volvo Timing Belt Service involves replacing the timing belt, timing belt tensioner, timing belt idler. We recommend that you always replace your car’s water pump at the same time that you replace your timing belt because: 

  • The timing belt drives the water pump and so both can reasonably need replacement
  • When your car’s water pump fails, it causes internal engine damage similar to timing belt failure and is as costly to repair as timing belt failure

“A broken timing belt causes internal engine damage that is 4 times more expensive to repair than the cost of replacing your car’s timing belt on or before it’s recommended replacement interval”

– Jim

Volvo timing belt on engine picture

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) AKA “Breather” Service

Your car’s PCV system allows your engine to breathe and helps prevent pollutants from escaping into the environment. When your car’s PCV system becomes clogged, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Engine oil leaks
  • Engine burning oil, demonstrated by blue smoke from tailpipe
  • Rough idling
  • Lack of power
  • Check engine light on

Though PCV system repair is not uncommon, regular oil changes can extend the life of this system. Repair requires performing PCV system test, followed by replacement of all components.

Volvo PCV valve
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