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Price of timing chain replacement job?

I just want to know about how much a mechanic would charge me to replace timing chain in 1999 Ford Taurus. One mechanic I talked to wouldn't give me a price just said don't buy it. I am checking out the total price to see if it is worth me buying and fixing since I have no car at the moment.

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It may cost "close" to $800 at some shops, I have seen $550 as well. But that is the basic range. I believe they put 6 hours on it. It really all varies, but thats what your looking at. If its above $800, don't do it. $800 is definitely a max. Any more than that, and you might as well spend $1000 for a new motor. Hope that helps!

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I had the same problem in a Escort. I was going to buy the belt because I called up to the auto part store and it was around $30. I figured I should grab it and then maybe a shop wouldnt charge me so much since I had the part. I called around for a shop and couldnt get a price because they said parts could break as they were fixing the belt and depending on how much parts they had to replace, they couldnt give me a set price. No shop would take a belt that was already bought (so dont buy one). Finally the last place I called told me $270-$300 depending on if they had to replace bolts and small parts that rusted or broke. It took them 2 days and the final paper said $300. Thats the only reason they wont give you a set price is because if they give you one and a part breaks just because it was rusted or they had to destroy it to take it off, then the money for it would be coming out of their pocket. Sorry so long...

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