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Old 26 Jan 2005, 10:45 am   #1 (permalink)
Monapanitan
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My 1997 Toyota Camry V6 has about 110,000 on it. I was told by my mechanic
that I need to replace belts..He said all belts are cracked. I don't
really know what belts he was talking about. I checked service record from
previous owner. He just had timing belt change around 85,000 mile. I am not
sure if he has changed the water pump, though. My mechanic said it costs
$700 to change the whole thing.

I am just curious, how many belts are there in the whole engine system and
how much ususally people get charge for changing timing belts?

Thank you very much

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Old 26 Jan 2005, 10:56 am   #2 (permalink)
m Ransley
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700 to change everything a bit high, get a new mechanic. And at 25000
you timing belt is probably fine. You need a second opinion. I just had
two mechanics say by brakes were gone, my friend redid them , well
comparing new pads to old they were 50% worn good for 30000m more.

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Old 26 Jan 2005, 12:53 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Monapanitan" <seawja@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> My 1997 Toyota Camry V6 has about 110,000 on it. I was told by my mechanic
> that I need to replace belts..He said all belts are cracked. I don't
> really know what belts he was talking about. I checked service record from
> previous owner. He just had timing belt change around 85,000 mile. I am

not
> sure if he has changed the water pump, though. My mechanic said it costs
> $700 to change the whole thing.
>
> I am just curious, how many belts are there in the whole engine system and
> how much ususally people get charge for changing timing belts?
>
> Thank you very much
>


Does the repair order show the timing belt being replaced? If it does, then
you don't have to worry for another 50,000 miles or so. And $700 is a bit
much. Mine replaced the timing belt, hoses, other belts, flushed the system
and a couple other minor things for $350. I thought I got chraged a bit
much, but from what I've been seeing I guess not!


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Old 26 Jan 2005, 01:42 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Gee 350 is a Good deal, I pay that for just the timing belt
replacement

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Old 26 Jan 2005, 02:46 pm   #5 (permalink)
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$700 is bit high.
I got a quote from the my Toyota Dealer for only $289 for all the belts
and other misc jobs.




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Old 26 Jan 2005, 03:12 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Monapanitan wrote:
> My 1997 Toyota Camry V6 has about 110,000 on it. I was told by my mechanic
> that I need to replace belts..He said all belts are cracked. I don't
> really know what belts he was talking about. I checked service record from
> previous owner. He just had timing belt change around 85,000 mile. I am not
> sure if he has changed the water pump, though. My mechanic said it costs
> $700 to change the whole thing.
>
> I am just curious, how many belts are there in the whole engine system and
> how much ususally people get charge for changing timing belts?


In the Lowell, MA area most Toyota dealers advertise timing belt
replacemnt for $219. Friends said they pay about $60 for a serpentine belt.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 08:48 am   #7 (permalink)
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what you can do is go to

www.toyota.com
find dealer link
put in your zip code
click on the dealers within your location
(it will take you to the dealer's page)
on the left, there is some promotion or deals on toyota service.

then compare the prices from there if you want to get a job done

Monapanitan wrote:
> My 1997 Toyota Camry V6 has about 110,000 on it. I was told by my

mechanic
> that I need to replace belts..He said all belts are cracked. I don't
> really know what belts he was talking about. I checked service record

from
> previous owner. He just had timing belt change around 85,000 mile. I

am not
> sure if he has changed the water pump, though. My mechanic said it

costs
> $700 to change the whole thing.
>
> I am just curious, how many belts are there in the whole engine

system and
> how much ususally people get charge for changing timing belts?
>
> Thank you very much


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Old 27 Jan 2005, 10:17 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 13:42:15 -0600, m Ransley wrote:

> Gee 350 is a Good deal, I pay that for just the timing belt
> replacement


Wow! I haven't paid over $219 yet! And that's from a dealer!

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Old 31 Jan 2005, 02:41 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 04:17:48 GMT, hachiroku <levin@ae86.gts> wrote:

>On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 13:42:15 -0600, m Ransley wrote:
>
>> Gee 350 is a Good deal, I pay that for just the timing belt
>> replacement

>
>Wow! I haven't paid over $219 yet! And that's from a dealer!


I paid 139 to have mine replace at Toyota of Greensburg in
Pennsylvania. Looks like you sure were overcharged.
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Old 25 Mar 2005, 12:01 am   #10 (permalink)
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Had the Timing Belt, the two other belts,cam seal,crank shaft seal, new
water pump and oil pump O ring replaced for $650.00 This was on a 97 Camry.
For that year it is recommended that the Timing belt be changed at 60000
mile intervals and since you're there might as well do the other things was
my though.
"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> 700 to change everything a bit high, get a new mechanic. And at 25000
> you timing belt is probably fine. You need a second opinion. I just had
> two mechanics say by brakes were gone, my friend redid them , well
> comparing new pads to old they were 50% worn good for 30000m more.
>



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