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Timing belt change

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Andys Toy, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Andys Toy

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    I'm curious how much it should cost to change the timing belt on a 2002 /V6. Truck has 90k on it so its ready. The dealer said around a grand including water pump and seals. A little shop by my house says about $500 for the same thing but not using genuine toyota parts. Whats the going rate ? Any reccomendations on a shop in so cal I can trust to do it right. Also reading about kevlar belts is it worth the extra.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    steve o 77

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    500 seems right. I did it myself with a gates belt and NAPA pump, going strong with 30k miles on everything.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    I,ve had good luck with gates fan belts on my drag cars. They stay together when other blow apart after a couple passes. I didnt think of a gates timing belt. What about kevlar
     
  4. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    steve o 77

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    IDK, I've just always had good luck with the gates brand so that's what I went with.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    I paid my mechanic $300 for labor and I bought the OEM timing belt / water pump kit for $300 on eBay. So $600 for OEM is what I paid. I would recommend OEM parts if you can. So I'm guessing $500 is about right for aftermarket parts.
    Good luck!
     
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