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Replacing water pump on 98 grand am

My mechanic replaced my water pump and put new rails on the timing belt .. im afraid i may not have the money to get my car out.. how much does all this cost in parts and labor??

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    Tim Smathers May 11, 2010

    Why didnt the mechanic give you the final cost with labor so you can decide weather you can afford this.

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Rates vary, so just call and ask. I think the engines are 2.3,2.4;3.1 and 3.3 in size. If your engine is one of these, they take timing chains instead of belts. But maybe you have something else. You might want to check that. I would guess that it would be more than $500., maybe even twice that from some people... Rick

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