Does $1100 sound ridiculous for a timing belt change - Boston, MA
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This is a discussion on Does 00 sound ridiculous for a timing belt change - Boston, MA within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hi Everyone, My 2002 rex is at 103K miles and needs a timing belt. I've read that I should replace ...

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    Question Does $1100 sound ridiculous for a timing belt change - Boston, MA

    Hi Everyone,

    My 2002 rex is at 103K miles and needs a timing belt. I've read that I should replace the belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioners, and idlers while I'm in there. And of course by "I" I mean the mechanic.

    I've called and gotten two quotes from local garages (not dealerships) of $1050 and $1060. I am going to go ahead with this but wanted to see if anyone else feels this is insane? Are others paying this much for such common maintenance?

    Thank you for any and all input, you guys are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monduConstruct View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    My 2002 rex is at 103K miles and needs a timing belt. I've read that I should replace the belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioners, and idlers while I'm in there. And of course by "I" I mean the mechanic.

    I've called and gotten two quotes from local garages (not dealerships) of $1050 and $1060. I am going to go ahead with this but wanted to see if anyone else feels this is insane? Are others paying this much for such common maintenance?

    Thank you for any and all input, you guys are great!
    thats how much its gonna cost me 2 :[ i think the price is about right man

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    My dealership wanted 800$.

    I bought a Gates timing belt kit for 300$ and paid a fellow Subaru enthusiast 200$ to help me change the belt. Saved myself 300$ and actually learned a lot. Just an option.
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    I just called my local dealership who quoted the whole job at $1489. Jesus!

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    Ahhh, I didn't ever think it was going to be that much! I better start saving now haha.
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    Check with Dent Sport Garage. Good people and excellent work. Alex is great.

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    do it yourself. it's not that hard of a job, should take you about 4hrs, and including replacing a water pump and idler pulleys (recommended), you should be under 300$..
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    They charge that much because they know if you are calling for a quote you can't do it yourself.

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    I just did it my self, wasn't hard at all, just make sure you put it together the same way you take it apart hahahaha.

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