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Have warranty I bought with this car which was used. the contract says ar must have timing belt changes before 60,000 miles. What does the manual state for this? How much does this cost to have done?

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Timing belt replacement is recommended by that mileage because if it fails there is a strong chance of valve (head) damage. the cost at a garage can vary wildly from $250 to $500 or more. It's an easy enough job, even for a novice, provided they have a repair manual to walk them thru it. The belt? maybe $20

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Makers say one thing,insurers(warranty)always say the same thing.....CAMBELTS AT 60/5YEARS,i guess makers dont pay the bill if it snaps????

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