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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5297 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [agbos]
Dec 13, 2012 (9:16 pm)
I have 86,500 miles on my '05 Highlander. Should I try out a local shop or stick with the dealer?
Here is what my dealer gave me.
$499.95 to replace the timing belt (replacing the drive belt is included in this)
$873.22 to replace the timing belt, drive belt, and water pump
The 90K service includes having the timing and drive belts replaced but not the water pump which will cost about $744.82. Adding the water pump replacement to this service would cost about $1,091.72.
I'm not sure if they mean everything will cost me $1,091.72 or not.
#5298 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [05highlander05]
Dec 14, 2012 (5:56 am)
You need to find out what's included in 90K service. I'd think they will replace filters (easy DIY). Sounds like belts+water pump best option here. If you decided to replace timing belt then replacing a water pump at the same time makes a lot of sense. If you know a local shop that has good references then get a price quote from them, it will be at list $200-300 less than dealer's price. Going with the dealer will cost you more but might save you a lot of grief since dealer most likely will have the job done properly. How much longer are you going to keep the car? If you don't have any issues with water pump then timing belt not likely to go bad for another couple years.
#5299 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [luckyseven]
Dec 14, 2012 (11:38 am)
Now my dealer told me their original quote didn't include labor???
#5300 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [05highlander05]
Dec 14, 2012 (6:17 pm)
what's their quote with the labor?
#5301 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [luckyseven]
Dec 15, 2012 (10:19 am)
$110 per hour, it takes about 6.5 hours to complete. I wish I knew a dependable local shop.
Dec 15, 2012 (12:30 pm)
When I had a coolant leak in 2009 and 42k miles my dealer replaced my water pump at the same time. Now at 86.5kmiles I'm getting prepared to do the 90k miles maintenance along with the timing belt. There's no need to replace the water pump 48k miles later is there? Do I even have to do the 90k maintenance. Looks like its just checking things and air filters.
Dec 15, 2012 (3:18 pm)
I just checked with another local dealer and they quoted me $425 plus taxes for replacing the timing and drive belts. I actually do not need to replace the water pump since it was already done at 43k miles when I had a coolant leak. Sounds like a good price, anyone agree?
#5304 of 5315 Re: pricing [05highlander05]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Dec 15, 2012 (3:53 pm)
#5305 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [05highlander05]
Jan 13, 2013 (9:15 am)
Both of my local Toyota dealers charge $359 for a 3.3L timing belt replacement. Water pump is $250 more. I had mine done and they said the water pump looked fine so they didn't replace it. We'll see if that turns out to have been a good decision or not. With tax and shop fees I was "out the door" for just under $400 Btw, the HL is a 2004 with only 68,000 miles on it but since it is coming up on 9 years old, I decided to do the belt replacement based on time instead of mileage.
#5306 of 5315 Re: serpentine belt [lmacmil]
Jan 13, 2013 (1:15 pm)
You did well...I had mine done 2 years ago...one dealer quoted over $ 1,000 and the other dealer quoted $ 600...I had it done for $ 600 and they said my water pump looked fine, and it did not need replacement....can you believe the $ 1,000 quote...what highway robbers !!!! (I do think they were going to replace the water pump whether it needed it or not !)