Timing Belt Change

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  1. calisteph6

    calisteph6 Active Member

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    I'm getting my timing belt changed next week (on my 2000 Camry with 85k) and the dealership said I should go ahead and get the water pump changed at the same time because it's the same labor charge. I did some research and I'm getting conflicting opinions. Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Scawt

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    Yes, change your water pump while your down there and do the rest of the belts too.
     
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    calisteph6 Active Member

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    About how much should this cost to get all the belts and the water pumped replaced at once at the Toyota dealership?
     
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    cor OT Supporter

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    Ya, to get to the waterpump you would need to remove the timing belt anyways. Might as well do them at the same time because they have about the same life span both of them.


    It will probably be about 4-6 hours of labor so maybe $500.
     
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    I had to get a new water pump, the labor was nuts while the pump was minimal. I got a new timing belt and had them look at my serpentine belt.

    Defenetly do it.
     
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    Sounds good. Thanks for all the help guys. I think I'm just going to go with a dealership with opposed to a local guy. Hopefully I don't get massively screwed.
     
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    The local guy doesn't have trainees that he needs to give experience to. I'm afraid of my dealership.
     
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    The "trainees" won't be doing a timing belt.....
    They will be doing lube stuff, PDIs, and services. ;)
     

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