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Old 06-09-06, 04:26 PM
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I am going to have my local garage change the timing belt on my 2000 honda crv
and am wondering what the cost would be. Is this something a honda dealer should do?
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Old 06-10-06, 03:58 PM
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Not sure what the exact price would be for your car...
But I had 2 done on 2 different Subaru's a few years back.
Both of them cost me between $700 and $800.
I didn't have either one done at a dealer.

I also used to work for a school that had a fleet of crappy old vans and a bunch of cars (mostly Saturns) that the owner used to get the timing belts changed on religiously every 60,000 miles. He used a local garage and I think they made him a deal because he probably brought in four a year...he was paying about $650 a piece.
 
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Old 06-11-06, 06:19 AM
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Thanks. They are not a cheap repair are they!
 
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Old 06-18-06, 10:51 AM
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No..they're not.
Not sure what your milage is, but when I had my TB changed on my mx6, it was an oportune time to also change the water pump..even tho the original was ok...it was better to change it then..then have to it at later a later time since its located in the same area on the engine.
Just my $.02 worth.
 
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Old 06-18-06, 11:20 AM
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Yeah you should get the TB changed at regular intervels. On a ford excort LX (WAGON) we were on our way to a pistions game (hockey) and we were at a red light and the when it turned green the car would not go it died and would not restart. The rapair shop said the water pump froze and the timing chain went.So you can guess how much that ran.

My 2 cents.Lets keep putting in our 2 cents and soon he will have dollar
 
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Old 06-18-06, 04:22 PM
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And on your Honda, it's an interference engine, so unlike the Escort that would require a tow bill and a few hundred dollars to repair, your Honda will have bent valves and probably cost you $1500+ to repair. You don't EVEN want to exceed the recommended replacement interval.

No need to go to the dealer; timing belts are so common that any decent garage can do it.

Fairly common to replace the water pump as everybody has suggested because there is very little additional labor involved once the engine is opened to the point of accessing the belt.

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Old 06-18-06, 04:32 PM
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I talked to my mechanic and he said the car mileage wa sstill in the safe range. He said he could the belt change and do the water pump to.
Thanks to all who took the time to answer my post.
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Old 06-19-06, 06:28 PM
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In my scenario..my alternator went. So the way the mx6 is set up, and since I was close on km's to a TB change, (13000+/- kms's) I decided to do the whole thing at the same time. Saves from having to get 'into that' again in another 13000km's or so. later on...!!
 
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yeah your t belt should be done at 100k miles. parts alone including water pump will be around 200. if you replace cam and crank seals. labor at dealership is 5.5 hours for belt and pump and .8 for seals. dealership cost is about 500- 700
 
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Old 06-20-06, 08:53 AM
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Thanks chevyfive5. 100k miles and about $200 is of great help.
 
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