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What should I pay for replacing the timing belt. My mechanic wants to do that at the recommended mileage. But it is a pretty big expense. Is the car worth it?

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If you plan on keeping the car, you need to replace the belt at the recommended times. if it jumps timing, it will bend the valves and possibly put a hole in a piston. that would be a major rebuild or new engine. shop around, call different places and ask what they charge. good shops will know what is involved and will be able to give you a close ballpark figure. go to nada.com and find out what you car sells for in your area, may help you decide. looking up your cars value is free.

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Depending on the value, mileage, and if you plan to keep the car. If you do go thru with it, youd be looking at around 600-900 dollars, most of it being the labor costs.
If your getting rid of it, leave it for someone else, but it would do some good in suggesting gettin the belt replaced.
Good luck.

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