yeah 660 sounds real good. But that doesn't sound like the labor was added in.
I had mine replaced at 60,000, they kept it for about 4 days. They needed to order a few parts. Had a few animals leaving in the engine compartment, eating the wires, brake hoes, battery tie downs and oil cap. 3 times in 2 years. I'm on a roll.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2006 12:52:51 GMT -5 by DJHancock
Post by monterowonn on Sept 9, 2006 13:28:04 GMT -5
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The timing belt, P/N MD307487 is $77.87 from the dealer. The labor is 3.5 hours.
I would recommend replacing the water pump, P/N MD978741 $127.78 from the dealer, at the same time. It only adds about .5 hours labor.
So we are looking at about $210.00 in parts and at $65.00 an hour labor (this varies from shop to shop), $260.00. Add a couple of gallons of anti-freeze and you're looking at about $500.00 plus tax and applicable fees. Now the parts are dealer prices, auto parts stores will sell the parts at a lessor price.
I have gotten 3 quotes over the past week ranging from $450 to $600, so I would say this is right on. The $450 quote didn't include pulleys. He said these would only be replaced after a visual inspection.
So, $660 seems extremely excessive to me, especially if that doesn't include a water pump. My recommendation is to go somewhere besides the dealer.
well if it is a model w/air then it is a 15 hour job. dont know what the 4hrs labor is based on but i know to get to the cam gears on my truck u have to tear down the front of the engine so that is $975 in just labor at 65an hour. Clay
Post by skip2mylou23 on Nov 4, 2006 6:50:08 GMT -5
I have like 45K miles on my 3.5 XS and they told me I need to get it replaced. I don't know how much he said but I don't think it was that much. I didn't want to do it so I came home and told my neighbor and he said they're thieves because it's fine and it's supposed to be replaced at 100K miles.
do u have ac and 4wd? the dealer will have it in their book as a 15hr job
Having worked at a Mitsu dealer, i can guarantee you that they do NOT pay 15 hours to do a MS timing belt job- therefore, you should NOT pay 15 hours of labor to have it done. A timing belt "ala carte" is roughly a 4.5 hour job (multiplied by the shops hourly rate). Adding a water pump should add another .5- 1.0 hrs of labor and roughly $100+/- in parts . Cam/Crank seals (3 total) an additional 1.0 hrs labor. The hydraulic tensioner and tensioner/idler pulleys should not add any additional labor but will add a substantial amount to the parts cost. Lastly, adding accessory drive belts should NOT add to the labor cost as well. At most, you should expect to pay between 6.0- 6.5 hours of labor for a "deluxe" timing belt job. If any shop charges you more- have them show you the Haynes/Chilton labor book to justify the charges. By law- every repair facilty must abide to either one of these labor guides. If you're looking for the least expense- shop around and compare DEALER hourly rates or for packaged deals.
Having AC (which is standard on ALL US model V6 Sports) or having a 4WD does NOT affect the labor costs on the Montero Sport.