Cost to have Camry timing belt changed!

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Old 17 Aug 2006, 09:38 am   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to have
the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?

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Old 17 Aug 2006, 09:48 am   #2 (permalink)
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"proudpop" <myricke@dteenergy.com> wrote in message
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>I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to have
> the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?
>


Check the website of your local Toyota dealers for service specials. Or just
call the service departments to get a quote.

According to their website, one of my local Toyota dealers offers a has a
coupon special of $279.95 for 4-CYL, and $369.95 for 6-CYL vehicles to
change the timing belt.


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Old 17 Aug 2006, 10:39 am   #3 (permalink)
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proudpop, 8/17/2006, 10:38:08 AM,
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> I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to
> have the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?


I have had it done by the dealer for $200 with coupon. This was for a
four cylinder. They also didn't replace any of the other parts.
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Old 17 Aug 2006, 12:20 pm   #4 (permalink)
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badgolferman wrote:
> proudpop, 8/17/2006, 10:38:08 AM,
> <4b892829feb96695abde74ba9e5e47ab@localhost.talkab outautos.com> wrote:
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>> I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to
>> have the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?

>
> I have had it done by the dealer for $200 with coupon. This was for a
> four cylinder. They also didn't replace any of the other parts.

That's what it used to be in suburban Boston area. Now it is up to $230.
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Old 17 Aug 2006, 12:20 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Timing belt?? I thought Camrys had Timing chain?

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> proudpop, 8/17/2006, 10:38:08 AM,
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>> I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to
>> have the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?

>
> I have had it done by the dealer for $200 with coupon. This was for a
> four cylinder. They also didn't replace any of the other parts.



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Old 17 Aug 2006, 01:30 pm   #6 (permalink)
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cimetiere, 8/17/2006, 1:20:43 PM,
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> Timing belt?? I thought Camrys had Timing chain?


I think the new generation has a chain, but the older ones hace a belt.
Fortunately the engines are non-interference so there won't be damage
to valves if the belt breaks.
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Old 17 Aug 2006, 04:12 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Mark A wrote:

> According to their website, one of my local Toyota dealers offers a has a
> coupon special of $279.95 for 4-CYL, and $369.95 for 6-CYL vehicles to
> change the timing belt.

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"Additional parts may cost substantially more" always appears on the
specials I've seen.
Depending on mileage, it's a good idea to consider changing oil seals,
water pump, valve cover gasket, drive belts, pcv valve and grommet,
spark plugs, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid and so on.
Some people have had success in driving the Camrys with minimal
maintenance but others, by doing all the recommended procedures, go for
hundreds of thousands of miles (400K+), so if you dont' get tired of
the car, the maintenance expense is less than replacement cost.

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Old 18 Aug 2006, 01:01 am   #8 (permalink)
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Besides using the dealer coupon, which is the cost of changing ONLY the
timing belt, you should ask and agree on a "complete package price" for
changing the oil seals, drive belts, water pump, and two pulleys. See
if you can get out of the dealer with less than several hundred
dollars.

I'd budget for the replacement of all the items above (not including
other intermediate/major/preventative service items like valve cover
gasket, hoses, plugs, etc).

For me I do the work myself and the timing job parts described are
about $200.


proudpop wrote:
> I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to have
> the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?


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Old 18 Aug 2006, 11:12 am   #9 (permalink)
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Hi,

Comparing notes:

The first time I did the timing belt in my 97, 4 Cy Camry it took 8 or
more hours. The second time I did it it took about 6 hours. The
difficulty seems to be the need for the removal of the heavy bracket
that goes between the passenger side dog bone engine mount and the
engine block, and the moving of the Power Steering resuvare. Are there
any shortcuts I missed? Do I need to jack up the engine to ease the
removal of the bracket?

Thanks in advance



johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> Besides using the dealer coupon, which is the cost of changing ONLY the
> timing belt, you should ask and agree on a "complete package price" for
> changing the oil seals, drive belts, water pump, and two pulleys. See
> if you can get out of the dealer with less than several hundred
> dollars.
>
> I'd budget for the replacement of all the items above (not including
> other intermediate/major/preventative service items like valve cover
> gasket, hoses, plugs, etc).
>
> For me I do the work myself and the timing job parts described are
> about $200.
>
>
> proudpop wrote:
> > I live in Michigan and was wondering what I should expect to pay to have
> > the timing belt changed (routine maint.) on my '97 Camry?


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Old 18 Aug 2006, 11:21 am   #10 (permalink)
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marvinshos@yahoo.com wrote:
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> difficulty seems to be the need for the removal of the heavy bracket
> that goes between the passenger side dog bone engine mount and the
> engine block, and the moving of the Power Steering resuvare. Are there
> any shortcuts I missed?

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The key is to remove the crankshaft pulley first.
That way you can reach the bolts from beneath.

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