Ask the previous owner if it had the 90k service performed. If not, then yes it needs to be done. I dont know how mechanically inclined you are, but I have performed the 90k service on an 02 and its not too tough and parts are way cheaper than $1089.I purchased it with 110,000 on the clock. 1 owner. It runs great. I just dropped it off at the dealer to take care of the 2 recalls and to get the diff oil changed.
I was doing a little research and from what I understand, the year I have has a "Glass" tranny. Also, the stealership service manager recommended I get the timing belt changed, but I also need to get the water pump and front seals replaced at the same time. Is this true? He said I am looking at about $1089.00 to get it done. What do you guys think?
Not sure on valve cover gaskets weather or not engine removal is necessary. If I were you, I would begin with a compression test. With that many things needing to be replaced and the potential for the engine having to be removed to perform the repairs, I'd check the status of your engine, to see if you won't be $$$$ ahead rebuilding yours while you have it out, or sourcing a 2.5l block for future mod path.Well, the previous owner is not around anymore so I don't know for sure if the 90K service has been done. I just bought some new NGK plugs that I will be changing this weekend. The dealer said that I need the following:
1. Timing belt change;
2. Valve covers leaking oil (Valve cover gaskets)
3. Drive belts need to be replaced (I checked them for cracks and there are none)
4. Water pump
6. Gaskets ??
7. Cam and Crank seals leaking and lower cover.
How difficult is it to replace the valve cover gaskets?
How many drive belts are there? I only see 2. One for the A/C and the other one.