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Timing belt cost to install?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by rdc500, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    Hey Guys, I am new to this forum, I have a 06 Tundra with 71000 on it. I know the timing belt change is coming and I know it hasn't been changed. I know to change the water pump, belt, and all the other parts, I'll even change the anti freeze and oil. Might as well. Anywho what is the normal cost to do this, NOT AT THE DEALER, I like them but this is going to a mechanic. I guess my question is how many hours does this job require?
     
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    Labor is usually between $250-400. Parts usually about the same. Depends on location and how much the mechanic charges per hour and how many parts you’re replacing. Most will pay between $700-900 to have someone do it.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2019 at 12:15 AM
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    Is that for a 3rd gen or 1st gen?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:33 AM
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    1st gen. My brother has a 2006.
     
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    Dealership charged me around $900 for timing belt and water pump. Next time I'll shop around for a better deal.
     
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    Total or plus parts?
     
  7. Feb 2, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    15whtrd Total Thanks
     
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    What a outstanding forum, Thanks for the quick responses. As far as parts go, should I get Toyota parts or Gates for the timing belt?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    Look on Amazon. Aisan is the same as oem just cheaper. This is what I got for my 03 Sequoia.
    Aisin TKT-021 Engine Timing Belt... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EEYWKI?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    Genuine Toyota Fluid 00295-00103... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EDDTV0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    Stant 27283 Thermostat Seal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C80A2S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    Genuine Toyota 90916-03100... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G0PQPL2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    Schley (SCH64300) Lexus and... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051XDBBG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    I haven’t installed it yet. But from my research on this forum, this is equivalent to oem.
     
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    I wish those low prices quoted above would fall like Wally mart in my area.
     
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    Aisin is Toyota!
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    I've used Gates belts on my Tacoma and 4Runner. Excellent quality from a reputable company.
     
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    Yup! Go pay more just to have Toyota stamped on it, or order Aisan, pay less for the same part. Lol
     
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    Iirc, Aisin was started by Toyoda himself. They make all the automatic transmissions used in Toyotas. They also make the best locking hubs.
     
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    That’s a good deal. Under a G total is fair in my mind. 4-500 dollars labor for an all day job. It ain’t free but it’s not a total ripoff.
     
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    Under a G is very fair. Including the crankshaft seal and camshaft seal it pushed me over totaling $1145. I noticed the TKT-021 kit cost $415.95 with $379.07 labor.

    When it was said and done they gave me a club discount and a birthday discount even though it wasn’t my birthday or club. Walked out around $896. Very Fair.
     
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    I dunno. Others reported getting the T Belt, water pump, tensioner pulley, thermostat, and drive belt all done for the same price. Next time I won't go to the dealership.
     
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    I was assuming that’s what all was involved. If it wasn’t then it is a rip off.
     
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    To me those are mandatory items to be replaced during a timing belt change.
     
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    I went dealer on mine and was 1100 including the pump, seals, serp belt, fluids and a rental black corolla to off road in. Not bad I think but I had to haggle, they tried adding stuff at book rate and I objected since it's all apart already.

    I asked 2 small shops first but they wouldn't use parts if I bought them and weren't into buying Toyotas stuff. One wanted to use all Dorman stuff.
     
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    Erik, what dealer you go to just out of curiosity?

    Fox, Toyota Knoxville, Rick McGill?
     
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    Cost me roughly $750 to replace timing belt and water pump on my 2006 Tundra about 4 years ago.
     
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    Toyota of Knoxville. Here is the full story. I called ahead of time and got a quote. From there I made an appointment. When I showed up for the appointment a different service adviser helped me and I mentioned to him the price I was quoted because I wanted to make sure they wouldn't try to come in higher after the fact. This was a mistake. Once the repairs were done I went back to the service desk to get my keys and paperwork. I noticed they had actually come in lower by $60 but then added a $60 charge to clean my throttle body. When I asked him about this he looked flustered and pretended to disappear to "ask the tech". He came back with a bullshit story about how the vehicle was "making a noise after replacing the timing belt" so the tech cleaned the throttle body. As if they are somehow related.

    So basically, they came in $60 less than I was quoted and created a bullshit charge for the throttle body to make up the difference. It was just a pure coincidence that both were $60. :rolleyes:
     
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    Local Toyota/Lexus mechanic I use quoted my $800 when I had a Sequoia. Parts + Labor. I agree with above, under $1,000 is good.
     
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    It kinda burns me up because Toyota put these crappy timing belts in a awesome motor, and you have to replace them every 80,000 to 90,000. I stay on top of maintenance a timing chain would fix this. But none out there. And on top of it if you don't change it when it breaks your motor is trashed. I'm off my soap box! :)
     
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    Timing chains don’t last forever. And when they do break it’s just as bad. There’s no service interval that I know of for the timing chain. So as long as you do the belt in the 4.7 it will probably last longer than any timing chain motor because of it being a necessity.
     
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    Hahahahaha!!!
     
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    Thats called value added service.
     
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