View Full Version : $$ for timing belt change

01-07-2005, 12:53 AM
on average how much would we be charged to change the timing belt? I already got the Ultimate TB kit but am contemplating getting a garage to do it rather than attempting it myself.

01-07-2005, 01:43 AM
woa, some one actually chose a diffrent font. it threw me off for a moment. HAHA


01-07-2005, 05:37 AM
Book time varies from 4.7-5.5 hours depending on what you are replacing. Labor rates vary from $50-$100. It will take a home mechanic on average of 8 hours depending on your skill level. There are a few right ups on how to do it if you have some common tools and time.

Good luck finding a decent shop that will let you use your own parts.

Do it yourself and save money.

01-07-2005, 08:56 PM
local dealers in canada quoted me 800-1000 to change the timing belt on my 1.8t, its a lot of work involvled, the entire front bumper and and radiator/AC dispenser needs to be removed

01-08-2005, 06:48 AM
if you go to the dealer it will be approx 1100, for the labor and parts. According to the dealer its about a 7 hour job. I have been quoted at a shop that my friends been to and says do good work, for 1400, which will be parts for TB, water pump, and thermostat.