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Old 20 Jun 2008, 11:46 pm
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Default timing belt for a 1998 honda civic lx?

i am taking my car into the shop tomorrow for a new timing belt and a tune up...i was quoted approx 1100 for these services...my car has 113k miles on it (like, almost exactly), and i have never gotten the timing belt changed before.is this a good deal? i also have to get my exhaust system checked tomorrow, so im really just looking at bleeding money tomorrow.it does include the water pump, coolant flush, and transmission fluid flush...
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 12:01 am
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for that price it should include a water pump also
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 12:16 am
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Why have your timing belt changed? I had a Chevy I drove all over the U.S and had over 240,000 miles on it and never had any problems with a timing belt. Unless your car is giving you issues, don't change the belt, which in actuality is a metal chain similar to a motorcycle chain in appearance.
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 12:31 am
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That VERY high.You must have taken the car to the dealer. Those are pretty routine work and you don't need to get them done at the dealer.===You are very over due for timing belt. The new timing belt is recommended at 60K miles (yes you are almost twice the recommended limit). PLEASE do not drive that car too long without a new timing belt.Also with the timing, you should be doing the water pump, Tranny oil change (every 30k mile) and coolant flush (every 3 years).Good Luck...P.S. MonkeyPug (the poster above) is VERY, VERY wrong. He got luck. If your timing belt was to break, you would have catastrophic engine damage. He is like those people who smoked all their lives and never got cancer. That's just luck. You can't depend on it.
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 12:46 am
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Well, for a timing belt, that pretty much runs 500 to 560 dollars. Tune up can go up to 400 to 500 dollars because they are checking tires, brakes, replacing spark plugs, wipers, changing oil and filters, air condition filters, water pump replacement, alignment of wheels, engine flush and air filters. That pretty close to the cost of all that. I am no mechanic but you dont have to do that all at once. Do a little here and there to get you get to what needs to be done at every oil change. The timing belt I would replace because if that ever goes, you car is pretty much done. Also do a price break down of all the services the tune up typically does and call mechanics over the phone to see what they charge for a tune up and what they consider a tune up to be.The water pump is typical changed with a tune ups and fluids which in include transmission fluid and any other fluids are typical topped off in tune ups. You can always look at your last bill from them if you take it to the dealers. When I get a work done on my vehicle, it usually has recommended services listed on the bill for the next visit and the cost, and you can always call them.
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 01:01 am
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Sounds pricey BUT depending on where you live not too pricey If your going to the dealer... Timing belt Water pump service is a BIG one very labor intensive...You do NEED to have the timing belt done.. if it breaks on you you might as well throw the engine away and get a new one! If your concerned about the $$ ask if they can do your service in several appointments.. do the timing belt water pump and oil change now and the tune up (if you not WAY over due) say next week, month when you can afford it. Doing it all at once will save you having to pay more in labor but not if you only can afford to do part of the needed service now. Did you call around.. a small shop specializing in Honda might do it cheaper. Just make sure you use Genuine Honda Parts!
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 01:16 am
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I just took my 94 civic in for some repairs. I have 265K miles and this will be the 2nd timing belt replacement although my shop recommends it be replaced every 90k. I live in NC and generally pay about 350-450 for a timing belt, waterpump, drive belts, coolant and cam shaft seals replacement. I'm also getting transmissions service, oil change, fuel filter replacement and several oil leaks repaired for a little over $800. I have a small honda specialty shop I take my car to which has always been reasonable.
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