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Cost to change the timing belt?

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by Crazytut, Jul 9, 2008.



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  1. Crazytut

    Crazytut New Member 5+ Year Member

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    I just got a 99 honda civic ex with 96,000 miles on it, I know it's time to change the time belt. Does anyone know the avg. cost range to change a time belt w/ water pumps?

    Also my driver window always get out of place when I try to close it, and the window kinda stick out of the car door, does anyone know what's wrong with it?
     
  2. EK|B

    EK|B New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    It's like $600 at the dealership. :(
     
  3. xxsenceo89x

    xxsenceo89x aka superman Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    its arond 1k in lower NY

    its really not that hard tho. if you can break the crank pulley bolt loose its a breeezzee
     
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    i got mine done for 250...it took like 12hrs for them to get around to finishing but it was cheap.
     
  5. remixboy

    remixboy New Member 5+ Year Member

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    around chicago, i got a price for 550-600. Your window is prob off the track.
     
  6. Buckeye07

    Buckeye07 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    x2 on $600, that's how much they charge in Ohio. Never actually had to have it done though, but I was lookin out ahead cause I have like 85,xxx :S
     
  7. slo4drcivic

    slo4drcivic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    i work at a dealership so i get charged 100$ to get it changed. make friends with mechanics hehe
     
  8. Crazytut

    Crazytut New Member 5+ Year Member

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    great lots of money... do they have to take the Engine apart?

    I asked around, a mechanic said 350, and another person said 260 and it would take him like 3.5 hours i think. I don't know the guy really well, but im worried he might be pulling one on me :-S
     
  9. d00dle

    d00dle New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I heard it's like over 1k around here for timin belt, water pump, etc :( I know I can't do this myself.
     
  10. 1Draw

    1Draw New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Honda Dealer charges 258.00 tax included here in Montreal Canada Quebec
     
  11. Commodore

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    Here in SF, I got quoted for $474.10 for the timing belt and water pump change. Not too bad. The dealerships here ask for at least 600.

    As for the window, do it yourself! Its a whole lot cheaper and not hard at all to do. The only hard part would be putting the door panel back after you reset the window. There are threads here that can help you with that.
     
  12. got traction

    got traction i rock the sohc Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    where in the bay area...i live out there, i can get you the hook up
     
  13. llumley

    llumley New Member 5+ Year Member

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    I called a dealership yesterday and they said 580.00. Then I informed him I have the DOHC B16a2. Then the price went up to 880.00. I ordered the parts and a service manual. I have faith.
     
  14. firetyphoon1

    firetyphoon1 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    finaly made it on the site, :cool:
    yeah your going to have to at least throw down $200... and you need to just replace the window... :D
     
  15. Commodore

    Commodore back again 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    what kind of hook up?
     
  16. chunktwo

    chunktwo New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    when you guys get these quotes.. what does that include?? parts and labor??

    if i recall last year when i did my wife's timing belt.. it cost almost $300 for parts... (timing belt, water pump, all new belts for ps/ac/alt, new tensioner.. coolant, and maybe some other stuff) I figure if everything was apart.. i might as well change those things anyway...

    i assume the dealer does not change those things when they replace the timing belt???

    but like someone mentioned if you can break the crank pulley bolt loose, the rest is pretty straight forward...
     
  17. Crazytut

    Crazytut New Member 5+ Year Member

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    I don't know the problem for the window, like it's out of place, or something wrong and i have to buy a part?
     
  18. knightxrider1

    knightxrider1 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    yea. just buy the window regualator if your motor is still good. lube the sides on the window. your good. i got a quote of 500 for a timing belt.
     
  19. Chris.

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    DIY is the CHEAPEST!


    45 bux for a belt and then like 30 for the waterpump. and roughly 3 hours work if all the bolts come out right. the crank pulley will be the worst one. a friend who knows cars will help. do like the one guy just said... he ordered the parts and a service manual and has faith... hes going to attemp the DIY. i did it to a B18B1 last year for 200 bux plus parts. she said it was an excelent deal considering noone wanted to do it for less than 600 and she sould have to get it towed there. i towed it myself and did it for her... i think it was a great deal.
     
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