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timing belt and water pump
Amount: $1,318.00
Posted by: Basuha in Winsdsor, CT.Posted: February 17th, 2010 04:02PM
Car Make: ChrylerCar Model: PT Cruiser
Hours of Labor: est 4-5 hoursShop:
I know this guy rip me off, I believe that you get what you give. I hope taking a extra 568.00 from a single mother working 2 jobs is worth it! mileage at the time was 80k, what kill me is a friend of my brother-in-law said he do it for 750.00 because I wanted a certified place to do my car I got screwed. When I told this place about the price I got he said he can match that but after he found other things I should do while he there. Next time I stick with the dealer,if I'm going to be screwed it going to be be a better class of services!
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Timing Belt/Water Pump
Amount: $800.00
Posted by: randle in Shrewsbury, MA.Posted: February 17th, 2010 06:02AM
Car Make: SubaruCar Model: Baja
Water Pump: $85
Timing Belt: $66
Idler Pully: $47
Idler Roller: $32
Timing Belt Tensioner: $145
Heavy Duty Anti-Freeze: $21

Labor: $385
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Timing Belt
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Georgy in Victoria, Canada, Other.Posted: February 16th, 2010 05:02PM
Car Make: MercuryCar Model: Mistique
Hours of Labor: 1 dayShop:
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timing belt
Amount: $2,600.00
Posted by: chubbycox in st paul, MN.Posted: February 10th, 2010 07:02AM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: crv
Had the belt go at 200k. Was going down the freeway at 70 mph. Save your self the headache and money get it replaced when specified.
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Timing Belt / Water Pump / Heater Core Flush
Amount: $555.57
Posted by: FrankC in Nashville, TN.Posted: February 9th, 2010 01:02PM
Car Make: ChevroletCar Model: Camaro
Hours of Labor: 9Shop:
Coolant was leaking & heater wasn't heating. Purchased the car new in 1993. Had the work done Feb 2010.
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Timing Belt
Amount: $335.00
Posted by: Nia L in Jonesboro, GA.Posted: February 8th, 2010 01:02PM
Car Make: 2004 DodgeCar Model: Stratus
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
My timing belt broke at a stop light and I had to have my car towed to the shop. I ended up replacing the timing belt, water pump and pulley. After reading everyone's prices i guess I got a fairly good price.
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timing belt
Amount: $732.88
Posted by: Carol Quagliata in Canandaigua, NY.Posted: February 1st, 2010 12:02PM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: Santa Fe
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
Was told I needed this to keep my 100,000 waranty active. No warning as to the cost!!!! Also no warning that I would have to leave my vehicle overnight. I think this is outrageous
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timing belt and water pump
Amount: $510.00
Posted by: a user in athens, GA.Posted: January 19th, 2010 11:01AM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: accord lx 2002
Hours of Labor: 2Shop:
changed timing belt and water pump
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Average for Dealership
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: Love My Accord in Passaic, NJ.Posted: January 18th, 2010 05:01AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Hours of Labor: 5Shop:
I was fairly pleased with their cost of $600. I'm happy trusting the dealer and I'm willing to pay 20% more for that comfort.
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Happy
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: yo in Huntington Park, CA.Posted: January 17th, 2010 09:01AM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: camry
Hours of Labor: 5Shop:
$90.00 for parts $60 for labor... cant beat dat with a baseball bat woooooo!!!
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Timing Belt/Water Pump/Other belts
Amount: $930.00
Posted by: Quest owner in Harrisburg, PA.Posted: January 8th, 2010 09:01AM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Quest
Hours of Labor: 7Shop:
Got timing belt and tensioner replaced, along with water pump and accessory belts as preventative maintenance at an independent shop. This is a used 2001 Quest.
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Timing Belt
Amount: $548.00
Posted by: Veronica van Harn in Savannah, VA.Posted: December 30th, 2009 06:12AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: CRV
Hours of Labor: 3.00Shop:
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timing belt, water pump, coolant
Amount: $522.00
Posted by: Kellie in Acworth, GA.Posted: December 29th, 2009 03:12PM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: sonata
Hours of Labor: ????Shop:
was given 10% labor discount used Aamco.so it would have been 36.50 higher. They deducted a 59.oo diagnostic on trans test came out fine. I hope made good choice a korean own his own shop quoted me 589.oo for same job inc tax.I never called dealer.Water pump doesn't have to be changed if you do not have $$ who knows poss pump would have made it till 120k when I changed belt again. Would have saved 200.00 if left water pump alone plus 13.00 on coolant
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Broken timing belt
Amount: $316.04
Posted by: a user in Zanesville, OH.Posted: December 22nd, 2009 11:12AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Focus
My car completely shut down while I was at a stoplight, I had it towed to the closest body ship (Goodyear) and they informed me by timing belt broke and at the very least it would cost $550 plus tax. They said it could cost an additional $1000 if the valves were bent but they wouldn't know until further tests were done. I don't trust those big corporate body shops so I had it towed to my local mechanic (c&k muffler in Zanesville, OH). They did confirm the timing belt broke and luckily there was no engine damage. I got the belt and tensioner replaced plus the cost of labor for a total of $316.04 and it runs perfectly fine now.
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Broken Timing Belt
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: carfixguy in St Louis, MO.Posted: December 16th, 2009 12:12PM
Car Make: 96 HondaCar Model: Prelude
Hours of Labor: over 20Shop:
I bought a prelude from a client who did not want to fix it when he neglected to replace it at 105,000 miles. It broke at 118,000 miles. My estimate to fix it was about $3500.00 It was the DOHC option engine. I fixed it myself and here is what I had in it. The damaged bent valves cost $60.00 each plus tax. There are 16 of them (Thats over $1000.00 with tax!), I also had a head gasket, valve cover gasket, tube oring seals, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets, front pipe to manifold gaskets, waterpump, timing belt, balance shaft belt, all 3 drive belts, all the seals in the front of the engine, the oil pump sealing oring, anifreeze, oil and filter, (2) bad by pass hoses and did the spark plugs and ignition wires also since they were worn out! My total cost of parts was about $2000. I also had over 20 pain in the butt hrs of labor which included doing the machining labor on the cylinder head. Fortunatly it did not damage the pistons or the cylinders. By the way the timing belt job on this vehicle in my shop which includes the timing belt, balance belt, waterpump, valve cover gasket, both front cam seals, front crank seal, oil pump drive shaft seal, an oil seal retainer "update" bracket and the drive belts is about $800.00 (Takes about 61/2hrs). So the word to the wise is DON"T LET IT BREAK!!! It's ALWAYS cheaper to maintain a vehicle than to repair!!
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Timing Belt Replacement
Amount: $199.95
Posted by: vmz21 in Elgin, IL.Posted: December 14th, 2009 06:12PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Camry LE
I just got a flyer from a Toyota dealership out here - 199.95 for a 4 cyl car, which my Camry is. I'm going to call around for a cheaper rate since their ad says they will match any price. Let's see what my final price is though after they hand me the bill! I will re-post that. By the way, I have 91K miles.
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All Belts (timing etc) & Water Pump
Amount: $430.00
Posted by: checheche in Las Vegas, NV.Posted: December 5th, 2009 10:12AM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: Sante Fe
Sonnic Auto very honest
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Timing Belt, Water Pump and Side Belts
Amount: $540.00
Posted by: Krishna in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: December 3rd, 2009 02:12PM
Car Make: MitsubishiCar Model: Galant LS
I brought my car in for 100,000 mile service to make sure all is well and I discovered that the timing belt is a critical piece that should have been changed at 60,0000. $700 at the dealer. My local mechanic did it and the water pump along with the auxilary belts for $540. Glad I didn't find out the hard way and that I have a mechanic I really trust.
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Timing belt/water pump *estimate*
Amount: $1,008.00
Posted by: Adamb in Boston-ish, MA.Posted: November 30th, 2009 09:11AM
Car Make: VolkswagenCar Model: Jetta 1.8T '03
Hours of Labor: 5.5Shop:
Labor: $556 Parts: $425 (estimated)

Went in for "check engine" light. Diagnosed as thermostat and temp sensor. Service desk recommended t-belt job at 80k, car has 79k.

I've had experience with used German cars with spotty service records where the outside of the timing belt was found to resemble a dry lake bed and near failure at 50k miles past due. Caveat emptor (Latin for "emptying of pockets").

I will elect to trudge on to 100k providing visual inspection reveals nothing horrifying.
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Timing Belt
Amount: $639.73
Posted by: jmeier in Terre Haute, IN.Posted: November 29th, 2009 05:11PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Focus
Hours of Labor: 7Shop:
This includes $75 for the tow. I was charged for 6 hours of labor for the timing belt to be replaced ($475). Another hour for a part that I asked to be put in. Six hours just seemed like a long time for the timing belt to be replaced. The part itself only cost $74.05.
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Timing belt, water pump,a/c, alt belt
Amount: $550.00
Posted by: Indigo in Bethesda, MD.Posted: November 27th, 2009 06:11PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic
Local Honda dealer wanted $1200 for the job. I found a local independent mechanic who did it for $550. Never going back to the dealer.
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Timing Belt, Water Pump, Belts, Hoses, Seals
Amount: $1,301.11
Posted by: Keoni in Hawaii in Honolulu, HI.Posted: November 19th, 2009 11:11AM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Frontier
Hours of Labor: 6Shop:
Had it done at the dealer. I didn't think it would cost that much! I was expecting about $700 at the most.
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Timing Belt
Amount: $389.00
Posted by: a user in Princeton, NJ.Posted: November 19th, 2009 04:11AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Odyssey
New dealership was running a special to replace timing belt, water pump, drive belts, including parts and labor for 389, regular price is 789. Scheduled appointment for today.
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Timing Belt
Amount: $490.23
Posted by: Grant Thomas in Middletown, NY.Posted: November 11th, 2009 04:11PM
Car Make: HundaiCar Model: Tuscon
Hours of Labor: 4 (Journal)Shop:
Used local used car outlet of dealer for service. No warning as to price (palpitations). Much more than expected but seems to fall into low mid range of prices from dealers. If I had known, I would have gone to a reputable local independent shop and saved (probably) $100 plus.
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Timing Belt
Amount: $405.42
Posted by: simsma05 in Jacksonville, FL.Posted: November 3rd, 2009 05:11PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Camry
Got it done at a place called Frenchy's. Mechanic was recommended recommended to me by a co-worker. Nice, friendly staff that did good work at a great price.
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Replaced timing belt, a/c belt & alt belt
Amount: $295.19
Posted by: Fred IV in Tullahoma, TN.Posted: October 31st, 2009 06:10PM
Car Make: HyundaiCar Model: Tucson
Hours of Labor: ?Shop:
We replaced the belt at 66,000 miles before it broke (been there; done that; paid out $1500+). This was much less than we expected but the auto shop, J&W Repair in Manchester TN, has always done an awesome job at great prices. Highly recommended!
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Timing Belt
Amount: $507.00
Posted by: Long Islander in East Northport, NY.Posted: October 24th, 2009 10:10AM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Sienna (2000)
Hours of Labor: 4Shop:
Paid $347.80 for labor, about 4 hrs, and $82.76 for the belt and %57 for 2 rib belts.

Engine lighthad been on, so there was more . . .

Also REPLACE FAULTY OXYGEN SENSOR, %47.

Plus COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC FEEINCLUDES SCANNING VEHICLE COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSTIC CODES. EVALUATE CODES AND SENSOR READINGS. FOUND CODE # P1130, TESTING FOUND FAULTY AIR FUEL SENSOR.FEE IS FOR COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC TIME AND CODE IDENTIFICATION. $70.

Oil change, etc. The whole shebang:

Estimate/Subtotal $1058.11
Tax $91.26 Total $1149.37
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Replaced Timing Belt
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: fedsales in OH in Hilliard, OH.Posted: October 16th, 2009 11:10AM
Car Make: KiaCar Model: Amanti
Hours of Labor: dnkShop:
Did a great job and the car runs like new..replaced it at 78k and would advise anyone to get it done when required. no more flat spots, no more lunging forward just smooth kick in the pants performance! you will not regret it..if u want your car to run like new again get it done at 60k miles. Dealer did great job
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hyundai Santa Fe 2001
Amount: $275.00
Posted by: Saad in Alexandria, VA.Posted: October 12th, 2009 03:10PM
Car Make: Hyundai Santa FeCar Model: 2001
Hours of Labor: 2 H and 30 MinutesShop:
Replaced by professional Korean mechanics
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Timing Belt replacement and other
Amount: $550.00
Posted by: a user in Tampa, FL.Posted: September 26th, 2009 07:09PM
Car Make: 2001 HondaCar Model: Civic
Hours of Labor: 6Shop:
Replaced by Honda dealership. They replaced the timing belt, water pump, coolant, gaskets accessory belts, and an oil change.
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