'99 Camry V6 Timing Belt Change Cost in Canada

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Old 27 Dec 2008, 01:35 am   #1 (permalink)
Father Guido
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Default '99 Camry V6 Timing Belt Change Cost in Canada

Hi,

I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!

Norm
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 09:36 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Dec 27, 1:35*am, Father Guido <F...@no.where> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
> voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
> appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
> cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
> agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
> So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
> perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!
>
> Norm


Dealers are often fair on belt replacement and have deals as a lead in
to convincing you of more unessary work. I would just call and get
firm bids from many independant shops and a few dealers, its a common
job.
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 09:38 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Father Guido" <FG@no.where> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
> voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
> appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
> cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
> agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
> So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
> perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!
>
> Norm


I would check with various dealer websites and see if they have a coupon for
that. If not, then just call the service departments to see what they
charge. I recently received a coupon in the mail from a local dealer to
change timing belt on a V6 for USD $200.00, but cost of living is lower than
some US cities where I live.


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Old 28 Dec 2008, 12:31 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:35:46 -0700, Father Guido <FG@no.where> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
>voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
>appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
>cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
>agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
>So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
>perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!
>
>Norm


Fair enough, I'll visit the dealer web pages then phone around. I
guess it doesn't matter if I'm being ripped off as long as I get to
choose who to rip me. 8^)

Thanks!

Norm
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Old 28 Dec 2008, 02:06 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Father Guido" <FG@no.where> wrote in message
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> Fair enough, I'll visit the dealer web pages then phone around. I
> guess it doesn't matter if I'm being ripped off as long as I get to
> choose who to rip me. 8^)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Norm


I don't really understand why it matters what dealers in other cities charge
unless you are willing to travel to another city. Your other option is to
find a good independent repair shop that specializes in Toyotas and get a
quote from them.


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Old 28 Dec 2008, 06:20 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Dec 28, 12:31*am, Father Guido <F...@no.where> wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:35:46 -0700, Father Guido <F...@no.where> wrote:
> >Hi,

>
> >I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
> >voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
> >appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
> >cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
> >agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
> >So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
> >perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!

>
> >Norm

>
> Fair enough, I'll visit the dealer web pages then phone around. I
> guess it doesn't matter if I'm being ripped off as long as I get to
> choose who to rip me. 8^)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Norm


You think its a rip, do it yourself. If it was a ripoff then some will
do it for less. wake up.
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Old 28 Dec 2008, 01:40 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Father Guido wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:35:46 -0700, Father Guido <FG@no.where> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
>> voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
>> appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
>> cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
>> agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
>> So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
>> perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!
>>
>> Norm

>
> Fair enough, I'll visit the dealer web pages then phone around. I
> guess it doesn't matter if I'm being ripped off as long as I get to
> choose who to rip me. 8^)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Norm

I'm up against the same thing, do it myself or hire it done? I sure
wouldn't mind paying a little more knowing the mechanic isn't rushing to
beat what the book time allows, I'd rather have the job done correctly.
I've changed a few timing belts and it's not my favorite job. No way
could I change a timing belt in the time the "book time" allows.
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Old 28 Dec 2008, 03:43 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Dec 28, 2:40*pm, Fat Moe <Fat...@BubbleWorld.Com> wrote:
> Father Guido wrote:
> > On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:35:46 -0700, Father Guido <F...@no.where> wrote:

>
> >> Hi,

>
> >> I expect I'll have to change my timing belt sometime soon, either
> >> voluntarily or necesarrily. But before I go about making an
> >> appointment to have this work done I'd like to have a good idea of the
> >> cost before hand so the dealer doesn't rape me. I expect everyone
> >> agrees with changing the water pump and all the seals along the way.
> >> So, how much is reasonable for the parts/labour in Canada, Calgary in
> >> perticular if that matters. Thanks a million!

>
> >> Norm

>
> > Fair enough, I'll visit the dealer web pages then phone around. I
> > guess it doesn't matter if I'm being ripped off as long as I get to
> > choose who to rip me. 8^)

>
> > Thanks!

>
> > Norm

>
> * I'm up against the same thing, *do it myself or hire it done? *I sure
> wouldn't mind paying a little more knowing the mechanic isn't rushing to
> beat what the book time allows, *I'd rather have the job done correctly..
> * I've changed a few timing belts and it's not my favorite job. *No way
> could I change a timing belt in the time the "book time" allows.


Always do or have done at the same time a new water pump installed.
Highly recommended as it costs almost as much to install the pump
alone as does the belt. So best do the two at the same time and save
the additional labour charge

Mikewestvale
99 Camry XLE 235,000km and faultless but for recommended changes
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Old 28 Dec 2008, 04:06 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"mikewestvale" <mikewestvale@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Always do or have done at the same time a new water pump installed.
> Highly recommended as it costs almost as much to install the pump
> alone as does the belt. So best do the two at the same time and save
> the additional labour charge


This has been discussed many times on various newsgroups. No one that I know
of has found a dealer that will give you price break if you do them both at
the same time. Car dealers right now are on life support, and repair service
is about the only profitable part of the business, so they don't want to
piss that profit away either.


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Old 29 Dec 2008, 04:39 am   #10 (permalink)
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Mark A wrote:
> "mikewestvale" <mikewestvale@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cc35975b-6fa4-479f-89aa-bcf32ef0962b@m15g2000vbl.googlegroups.com...
>> Always do or have done at the same time a new water pump installed.
>> Highly recommended as it costs almost as much to install the pump
>> alone as does the belt. So best do the two at the same time and save
>> the additional labour charge

>
> This has been discussed many times on various newsgroups. No one that I know
> of has found a dealer that will give you price break if you do them both at
> the same time. Car dealers right now are on life support, and repair service
> is about the only profitable part of the business, so they don't want to
> piss that profit away either.
>
>


They make quite a bit on the part, I'd guess. You'd think they'd
drop the labor by $10 to make everyone happy.
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