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#11 of 42 Re: 2001 Honda CR-V with 65,000 mi timing and engine belts need to change?? [lkh1999]
Nov 13, 2007 (12:16 pm)
Does the package include the water pump?
The timing belt service at the dealer should be about $550 - $600 alone. It is recommended to replace the water pump at this time. Most of the charge is from labor. The belt itself is a $20-$30 part, but the tearing of the engine apart adds up. While you have it torn up, might as well replace the pump, which is driven by the timing belt. They should also replace the tensioner at this time as well.
See if you can negotiate a 10% off or something.
#12 of 42 timing belt and water pump replacement
Nov 28, 2007 (8:12 pm)
A friend of mine is hiring me to install the new pump and timing belt in his 97 CRV, is the dealer price of $695 pretty much nation wide? And has anybody done the replacement? Is $100 labor plus parts a decent price?
#13 of 42 Re: timing belt and water pump replacement [gph418]
Jan 13, 2010 (3:09 pm)
Just got timing belt and other 3 belts replaced for my 00 CRV by a local shop.
The water pump was also replaced.
With the labor charged of $340, the total cost reached about $550.
$100 labor charge is surely a steal, only if it can be done properly.
#14 of 42 Re: How can I tell if the timing belt has been chnged on a 2000 Honda CR-V? [tidester]
Jan 15, 2010 (12:17 pm)
In 2002 the 4 cyl Accords and CRV's went to a timing chain that does not require replacement. It should last the life of the car.
The 1997-2001 CRV's used a belt that should be replaced at 105,000 miles or 7 years. It's an expensive job but once it's done, it's done. A person would be foolish not to replace the water pump, seals and drive belts while they are "in there".
If a person doesn't know if the belt has been changed, it is possible to pry back the timing belt cover and look in there with a flashlight. It's about a half hour job and it's not 100% foolproof but there are markings on the belt that a Honda Tech can look at and see if it's been replaced.
Note, I said a HONDA Tech. They deal with these every day and when they say it's been replaced, it has been.
Not a good thing to take a chance with.
#15 of 42 Re: 2001 Honda CR-V with 65,000 mi timing and engine belts need to change?? [lkh1999]
Jan 15, 2010 (12:19 pm)
Not a ripoff. That's about what a dealer charges.
If you decide to take it elsewhere you might save a bit buit make sure they know what they are doing. It's not an easy job!
#16 of 42 Re: How can I tell if the timing belt has been chnged on a 2000 Honda CR-V? [isellhondas]
Jan 15, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Would you give more information about HONDA TECH, location, website etc?
#17 of 42 Re: How can I tell if the timing belt has been chnged on a 2000 Honda CR-V? [jaoon]
Jan 15, 2010 (4:18 pm)
I was referring to any Honda dealer.
#18 of 42 Should tensioner be replaced w/ timing belt?
Jan 20, 2010 (7:28 pm)
I just had the timing belt, water pump, and serpentine belt replaced on my Honda CRV 2001. 2 days later, I started the car with my driver's door open and noticed it was knocking like a deisel. I let it warm up and it quieted down but never disappeared completely. I take it back to the mechanic and now he says the tensioner needs to be replaced for another $400 most of which is labor. The CRV has 117,000 miles on it which is why I was having the timing belt replaced. Shouldn't he have replaced the tensioner at the same time? He's telling me that the new belt made it go bad. Of course, the labor is to take it apart which wouldn't be necessary if they'd done it in the first place. They were quick to tell me other things that were wrong - like my valve cover gasket and an engine mount needed to be replaced, my brakes needed to be replaced/resurfaced, the oil pan had a leak and needed to be resealed, etc. But they didn't think the tensioner needed to be replaced???? By the way, two other mechanics have looked at the oil pan and there is absolutly nothing wrong with it. I would just switch mechanics but I feel they owe me what I paid $865 for plus another $350 for the motor mount and the gasket. Oh and this IS a Honda tech doing the work (or claims to be). Thanks for ANY help you can give me.
#19 of 42 Re: Should tensioner be replaced w/ timing belt? [melanie_35]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:38 am)
The normal procedure is to replace the timing belt, tensioner and water pump, since the cost of parts is significantly lower than the cost of labor.
Was the work performed at the dealership, or is the Honda Tech doing it on the side?
#20 of 42 Re: Should tensioner be replaced w/ timing belt? [blueiedgod]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:17 am)
Another example of the importance of having the work done by a mechanic that knows and understands the vehicle.
My mechanic, (independent), also replaces some seals that are very inexpensive and are easy to replace when doing the timing belt procedure. I think they are cam seals, but I'm not positive.
He also adjusts the valves during that procedure since it is so easily done at the time.