How much to replace timing belt?

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How much to replace timing belt?

Postby Surfermax on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:36 +0000

Hi guys does anyone know of a good price to replace the timing belt?

I have had various prices (lowest $560 to highest $720) and was wanting to know why there is such a big price disparity?
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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby Skrewdriver on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:04 +0000

The timing belt kit itself is around $100, the pain comes from the labour to pull the whole front of the motor off to get to the actual belt and tensioners.

Any make any model that runs a belt is the same pain. Thankfully the wifes Mazda CX-5 runs a chain, never needs replacing.
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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby TOYZX on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 2:45 +0000

Any decent mechanic should be able to do a belt, tensioner and cam seal in under an hour on the 1kzte engine. It is literally a piss easy job!

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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby Surfermax on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 1:42 +0000

TOYZX wrote:Any decent mechanic should be able to do a belt, tensioner and cam seal in under an hour on the 1kzte engine. It is literally a piss easy job!

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Yes thought that too. Some people on here have said water pump needs to be done too. Is that right as my water pump is still going strong and no issues?
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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby martynvella on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 2:55 +0000

Mechanics on here in the past have recomended it but may have just been drumming up business. I did mine at 150k just in case. Has anyone had their pump go before 300k?
I didnt bother doing the cam seal and still no sign of weeping at 200k.
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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby TOYZX on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 4:21 +0000

My original pump is still goin(touch wood!) At 280k. Didn't bother doin my cam seal last time either as it was clean as whistle.

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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby hiluxxury on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 4:22 +0000

Yes mine went at about 130,000km. It was the old design though. I'm not sure when the newer two piece design came in but it's same story on the Prado 1kd as well.

The failure wasn't catastrophic, the pink coolant telltale was obvious but it wasn't spewing out. I ended up changing it out at 150,000 when I did the timing belt.
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Re: How much to replace timing belt?

Postby wildthing on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 6:23 +0000

Yep in my previous (2009) Hilux I had a bit of weeping from the water pump at around 130km, so got the timing belt done at the same time. I think the total job was around $1k (at Geraldton), which I thought was a bit expensive.
However as we had a courtesy car for the day, the missus went shopping and bought some pearls which cost more!!!
Covered me when I wanted new golf clubs though :D
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