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Old 20 Jun 2008, 01:46 pm
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Default Is this a reasonable dealer price to replace timing belt?

I was quoted $229 for new timing belt and water pump on my 98 civic. 100,000 miles. Is this a reasonable price for the honda dealer? I also need to tack on air filter change, spark plugs, tranny fluid, and valve adjustment to that.
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that sound reasonable. my 4runner is about 300timing belt change is quite a bit of labor
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It is a good price, My Accord runs about 250 here.
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You would be very lucky to get out of the dealership door with a bill of $229. Things haven't been going so great in the car business..........or any business these days. My son-in-law works for a dealership and told me how the mechanics are expected to find "extra" work for cars that come in for routine service. Look around for an independent mechanic who would be willing to give you a better deal. There are a lot of them around.
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How many miles do most get on a timing belt before it get risky?
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Sounds like a very good price, especially if that includes parts. Changing the timing belt is pretty labor intensive. You're getting a good deal, and you're very wise to have Honda service your car.If you can, I would also suggest that you have them change the camshaft oil seals when they do the timing belt. These sometimes need changing, and there is not easier time to change them than with the timing belt.
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very reasonable price to do so.....i would do it.make sure he doesn't change the price on you (and that it also includes service)
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That is a great price. Hope there is no catch to that.
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That actually sounds too low. a NEW timing belt is about $100, and the water pump is $90. Are you sure they were including labor? The average labor rate at a dealer is usually around $90/hour. The time necessary to install these is about 3 hours. I would call them and make SURE the price is including labor, if it is you better go do it before they change thier minds!!!
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