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Labor cost replace timing chain

I took my jeep to a mechanic last month because there was a rod that was out of place so it was knocking, I still haven't gotten my jeep back because now they are telling me that the timing is off on it and that wasn't even a problem when i took it to them I've already had to pay about 1500 to fix and repair the engine, and that wasn't even to the guy i took it to the mechanic i took it to wants to charge me another 1200 for what little work he did, so my question is How much and how long does it take to fix a timing chain/ belt? and should i have to pay for the mess up they caused?

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I need to know exactly what they intend to do on the engine, you are just to vague.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

Testimonial: "Well they told me just a few min ago that the timing is off and they need to take the engine out and fix the timing he didn't tell me if it was the chain/ belt but i think it might be and he said that it would take up to 6-8 hours more to do all this I'm just getting really upset cause like i said they have had my jeep for a long time, they never really give me much information on what they are going to do. Do they really have to take the engine out again ?"

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    yadayada Mar 19, 2014

    Then it must be the valve timing.



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