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2016 FIAT 500X Trekking Plus AWD; 2016 Kia Forte5 SX 1.6T A/T
I'm facing that right now. The shop I talked to wanted $1500.00 They said $800. of that was labor. That means the parts would be $700! I But the real issue is the water pump, and I've already purchased a water pump , they suggested I send it back!I changed the timing belt on my 2007 Rondo LX a few weeks ago.
Thankfully, I have a close friend who owns an Independent repair shop and he gave me access to his shop early one Saturday morning.
Mileage on my wife's Rondo was 63,000 miles.
The job was pretty strait-forward and took about 3.5 hrs. with the car on a lift.
The only problem I encountered was that the hydraulic tensioner wouldn't pump back up after we compressed it. We followed Kia's instructions in terms of how to collapse it, but it was toast.
Thankfully I was able to pick up another one from ORiely's for $50 (it even had the Hyundai logo on it!!... btw, the Kia place wanted $185 for the exact same part).
The old timing belt looked like brand new.
In fact, if you laid the new one down next to the old one they were almost indistinguishable.
I'm probably going to push this next belt to 70k or so.
The Kia place quoted me $780 to replace timing belt.
Paid $150 for timing belt, $50 for the tensioner, $34 for serpentine belt
Have you replaced your's yet?
It's really not a bad repair to DIY. I did timing belt, tensioner, tensioner pulley, idler pulley, and water pump when I did mine. Some tight quarters, but nothing too bad.I'm facing that right now. The shop I talked to wanted $1500.00 They said $800. of that was labor. That means the parts would be $700! I But the real issue is the water pump, and I've already purchased a water pump , they suggested I send it back!
Is it because I'm a girl?
They said "I didn't understand,. It all comes in a kit."
I had to walk away to keep from spontaneously combusting.