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Old 07-12-2005
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My timing belt is almost dead...

Money doesn't grow on trees... For an '01 civic, in Los Angeles, CA


Is $375.00 a fair price, to have the timing belt, the water pump, all the drive belts, the crank seal, and the cam seal replaced, and the radiator flushed?


This is from a trusted mechanic that only works on Hondas and Acuras and only uses Honda parts.

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water pump=100 bucks timing belt ~ 20-30 bucks. belts= no more than 20. crank seal-unsure cam seal-unsure. radiator flush- DIY. antifreeze would be around 20 bucks for the fluid. plus labor rate. so maybe. i wouldn't run that at all though.
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To have it done, it is about 3-400 dollars. Always do the water pump with the belt, and do the seals. I might also do the tensioner, as they wear out too.
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Is that for parts AND labor? If it is, then I think so. I've heard changing the timing belt can be a bitch.
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sounds about right, i have some friends with other hondas that have paid in the 350-500 range for their timing belts
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replace timing belt now!! if that goes your soo fucvk!!!!!!!!
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got mine change at 160000 haha .. might be quite long ... but nth happen .. and everyday commute of 100 miles doesn't help ...
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sounds about right
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what mileage you guys at? i wanna figure about how long the head gasket lasts i know it depends on how you drive
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hmm that a good price if that includes labor
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not a bad price
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I'd jump on that price if i didn't do my own work!..
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I would say its a great price if it includes parts and labor considering its being done in California where living cost is kinda expensive.
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um if your timing belt breaks then your gonna need a new motor. literally. yeah so with all that stuff its a decent price.
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Yup, I already made the appt. for next Saturday. And that does include parts & labor. For anybody that is interested in the shop, here is the link:

http://www.shshonda.com/

By the way, I am at 90K miles, approx.
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that's a good price. when i had to change the timing belt for my '99 accord, the dealership was going to charge me $500 for it. just the timing belt alone!!!
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Originally Posted by fullgrown
that's a good price. when i had to change the timing belt for my '99 accord, the dealership was going to charge me $500 for it. just the timing belt alone!!!
The Accord's belt is more complicated.
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Should I attempt to change it myself?

How tuff is it?

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I was going to attempt it, but then again.....................you can fubar your motor if you're not careful

$350-$400 is about normal, that's what most shops told me

but I got a CV axle changed and timing belt done for $120
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Originally Posted by mrb420
Should I attempt to change it myself?

How tuff is it?

If you do it yourself, I think when you are done, your going to think $375 was a good price.

The hardest part of the timing belt, I think, is getting the crankshaft pulley bolt off. That is one tight bolt. Impact wrench comes in handy. And you should have a shop manual.
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that is a good price. to have all that done in a shop around here is much mroe than that.
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