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Old 09-15-2008, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Timing belt & water pump quote

Just called a local Toyota service center to get a quote on changing my timing belt (76,000 mi.) and water pump. They quoted me at $1200. They suggested also changing the cam and crank seals (+$200). Is $1400 a reasonable estimate (for Hawaii) and should I change the seals, too?
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1/2 that from a dealer would be reasonable.
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+ $200 for crank and cam seals? they already have the timing belt out! I did my own timing belt/water pump job and I did replace the crank seal, but not the cam seals (74,xxx miles at that time). those seals are only a couple bucks, and can be installed in a few minutes (the cam seals would take a little longer, but not much).

Its not even that bad of a job, I thought about putting an ad out for 3.4 timing belt jobs since it was so easy, but we moved and now have no garage
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, during my one trip to Hawaii, everything seemed to cost about twice as much than the same thing in the states, so maybe that is about right. Sounds like a ton of money for that job to me, but I know prices are higher there. What is the labor rate at the shop you got the estimate from?
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had my timing belt changed for 500 bucks the fist time at the dealership... I didn't change the waterpump the first time but I was able to do the waterpump and timing belt myself for under 200 dollars myself this last time.
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gimme the $1400 ill fly out there w/the parts and do it(if you have tools)
a dealer quote (here & for fun) was ~$850, w/new pulleys

the recommended interval is 90K. i have 165K and havent done it on mine yet.
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I just got a coupon from my local dealership for a timing belt replacement for $301.95. I'm sure that doesn't include a new water pump or any other parts. But, I'm thinking I could be out the door for around $500 complete with new pump, belts, hoses, etc. I just turned 92k on my 2002, so it's due.
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$1400 sounds like motivation to learn how to change a timing belt

What about Dog the Bounty Hunter--doesnt he do timing belts out of his trailer also?
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around here $550-$600 is standard. that's timing belt, water pump, and new drive belts, and includes toyota antifreeze. unless your cam seals are leaking i wouldn't change them. labor in my rate also runs from $75 -$80 an hour. i'm sure it's well over $100 in hawaii.
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I paid around $750 to have mine done with the seals.
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