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This is a discussion on Timing Belt Change within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hi All, I recently passed 100k miles on my '02 WRX, and I'm thinking of having the timing belt changed. ...

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    Timing Belt Change

    Hi All,

    I recently passed 100k miles on my '02 WRX, and I'm thinking of having the timing belt changed. A local shop quoted me roughly 700 parts and labor. Is that a decent price? Is the timing belt change worth doing, or something I can hold off on?

    Thanks for your input!

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    its better you do it know.. then having it break on the road and having to pay even more for a valve job. I DONT really know how much timing belt jobs run cuz i do all the work my self but a good timing belt kit can cost $400-$500

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    You're already overdue for it. If it breaks, you're looking at a repair bill for at least a few thousand. It is the most critical maintenance item not to hold off on. You also need to replace the water pump and tensioner at the same time since the water pump is due for replacement and the labor to replace it is several hundred by itself but very little if you do it at the same time. You'll also need to do a coolant flush since that's due at the 100k mark, plus you'll need it with the water pump replacement anyway. The tensioner is also very cheap to do at the same time and is due for replacement at that mileage.
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    I'm at 80K I feel I should be getting ready to do it too. Should I still do the water pump?!

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    Its best that you replace the timing belt now than later. It's something we call preventive maintenance. Timing belt is something that must be replaced, unless you wanna spend lots more money in the future fixing valves. If it does break you will more likely be spending a couple thousand instead of $700 for parts a labor. Get it done before its to late

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ervz View Post
    I'm at 80K I feel I should be getting ready to do it too. Should I still do the water pump?!
    Whenever you replace a timing belt it is best to replace the water pump as well. Might as well replace it while you're at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenziedcage View Post
    Whenever you replace a timing belt it is best to replace the water pump as well. Might as well replace it while you're at it.
    Thanks I'll be doing it next month then

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    The change interval is 105 K. Neither poster is due from what they've said, though the OP is close.

    If I didn't care I'd do the belt.
    If I cared some I'd do the belt and pump.
    If I cared a lot I'd do the belt, pump, tensioner, and rollers.
    On my car I did belt, pump, tensioner, rollers, thermostat, crank seal, four cam seals, fluids.

    Your time, your money, your choice. I'd not do it before its due unless I had a problem though.
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    Good advice. Thanks fellas

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