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What are Toyota dealers charging to do timing belt?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 10ga, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    10ga

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    Well I got in my Taco this morning and heard the water pump rattle under the hood and smell a little antifreeze. A buddy of mine is the service manager at the local Toyota dealer so I called him up to get a price on changing the timing belt and water pump out and he said I would be looking around $540 with parts and labor. Just wondering if anyone has had one changed out lately at the dealer and if that sounds like a fair price. He said if it needed cam and crank shaft seals it would be an extra $50. Sounds fair, just curious if anyone else has checked prices lately. I knew I would have to change it out in the near future, just wasn't expecting it 2 weeks after I bought the truck. Oh well, at least I'll be good to go for another 100,000 miles.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    I paid about 550 for mine in Ga. I did furnish new yota coolant and bought some new hoses and thermostat from Trdparts4u.com.....their parts are a lot cheaper than my local dealership.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    sounds like a good price from a dealer.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Wont be long and ill be ready myself.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    if ya ain't gonna do it yerself...
    ya pay someone
    might as well be someone that knows something

    cost seems 'bout right, for using Toyota certified mechanics
    they'll likely repair it textbook perfect ;) :D
     
  6. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    :eek: I just paid $900 (local mechanic, not dealer) for the timing belt, water pump, and drive belts. It was about $400 for parts and $500 for labor
     
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    Price sounds about right. I am at 90,000 miles and getting ready to do timebelt and waterpump, and has received quotes from 3 dealers all in the $550 to $600 range.

    Interesting enough, I have also requested quotes from independent mechanics who install aftermarket parts, and they quoted me $690 and $750. Common believe is that the dealer and OEM parts is more expensive than indendent guys, but I guess not always.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    I thought it sounded like a pretty good deal considering the parts on ebay cost $355 for the complete kit. Drive belts look new so I'm not changing them. New timing belt, water pump, thermostat, gaskets, and coolant. I just had the timing belt and water pump done on the wife's Sequoia last month so I'm helping support my local dealer :rolleyes: I paid a lot more than that for the Sequoia, it was around $800. Not really sure why unless the parts were more or maybe more labor with the V8.

    Thanks for the feedback
     
  9. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    chris66

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    sounds bout right. lol my buddy at the stealership quoted me 400 but i knew they were going to find something else and sure enough the water pump was leaking so i think it was about $500 and i had the tranny and rear diff serviced plus normal service all for a whopping $780 or about $800 with tax lol

    cleaned out my checking account for sure though
     
  10. Dec 7, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    Same thing I'm thinking about doing now.

    Price sounds good, but keep in mind that is just changing the minimum parts. Belt, pump.... If you have any bad pulleys/tensioner then the price will go up. Sort of a deal you are stuck as they have it apart.

    Ages ago I was having the dealer change just the belt on a 4Runner we had. Price was in the $350ish range. Got in there, found the pump leaking, pulleys making noise etc. etc. Ended up costing a bit over twice the original quote as I remember.

    I've been looking and price comparing the kits on eBay as well. Seem well priced. There are slightly cheaper kits that are still OE parts that do not have the drive belts. Think around $300.

    Funnily, I found a similar thing with SOME dealer service prices. Called around on a clutch/rear main job for the truck. Dealer quoted just under $1000. Called some Toyota specialist shops and they were all $1100-1300 range. Have to say the $1300 quote was doing a lot more than the dealer would in fairness. Still, surprising to see the pricing.

    Oh, and if you have a few dealers in your area it pays to call around. Found that they sometimes are not the same price wise.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    My mothers 4 runner hit 180K recently, which is the same as 90. I went the eBay route and bought a timing belt kit from aircabinman. It included all OEM Toyota parts including timing belt, water pump, tstat, cam seals,crank seal, idlers, tensioner, and accessory belts. I also bought all the fluids (mobil 1, ATF, diff, toyota LL coolant) and filters (air, oil, fuel),and I ended up spending about $525 in parts.

    Brought all the stuff to a independent toyo/lexus mechanic, he ended up charging me $400 labor to throw all that crap on.

    IMO, try to buy the parts yourself and find a tech that will work for cash, if you know what I mean.

    I'm not sure if it helps. LOL
     
  12. Dec 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    A lot of the price depends on the parts source. Depending on where the dealership or independent shop get their parts. (I am sure you can count on OEM only parts from a dealership) As an example, the labor time for a timing belt, to include the camshaft and crankshaft seals, and water pump replacement is 3.9 hours. Now here in my shop, that equates to about $200 for labor. Then you add on parts. Assuming $350 in parts including seals, belt, water pump, and coolant, that would come to $550 plus tax. Some locations near me have a higher labor rate, so their labor would be upwards of $350, so you could be looking at $700 there. Good luck on it. I would think that price is a very reasonable one.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Just got off the phone with my local dealer, the timing belt r & r is on special right now for $279 but doesn't include the water pump, any seals, or drive belts. After I had them figure those in the quote came out to $865.
     
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    $365.00 Waterpump and seals are extra.
     
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    $750 at dealer. Included tb, wp, 1 gallon coolant, and lower radiator hose. Also, got oil cooler seals and extra gallon of coolant for when i replace the oil cooler seals next week myself. Could have saved about $50 id i had ordered the parts myself.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    Cost me $630 for parts and labor on replacing the timing belt and water pump.

    It also took them 2 days, they were very busy and it took an hour for them to finish the next day. They gave me a rental car for the day which was fun. Got to drive an 09 Corolla S, had some fun with that!
     
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    I did my timing (and other belts) at my 90K service and it was about $600 and, in my own opinion, worth every penny to let the dealer take care of this because- dare I say- trust them to do the job. This is not something I would play with on my truck so I will have the dealer take care of this kind of stuff.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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    i know this is old but i just had my timing belt, waterpump, and new thermostat done for about $650, which was much better of a deal than what my local dealership quoted me, which was about 800 something
     
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    In a word, alot... I paid over a grand when I had my first gen tundra, it was a 100k service, timing belt, water pump etc. But it was done at the dealer and done right.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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