Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
96 Intrepid 3.5L Timing belt replacement
After finishing my rack repair, inner tie-rod bushings and outer tie-rod ends I noticed a sticker for the last timing belt replacement. The timing belt had been replaced at a little over 100K miles, then reccomended a new belt at 154K miles. I bought my car with 172K and didn't initially notice the sticker.
I called Cedar Rapids Dodge and requested an estimate. The labor just for the timing belt was about $344/4 hours, and $430 in labor for timing belt and the water pump. I really didn't want to do this replacement myself, mostly due to the specialized tools I don't have. Anyone have suggestions? Possibly a better place to take my car for this work? What aftermarket timing belts would you all reccomend? Gator?
I will do the timing belt and the water pump if I can't find a more economical way to get this repair done, as I just don't have the ability to spend $400+ on my car anytime soon. I'm not sure how much the specialty tools are.. ugh..
Last edited by Cazper72; 05-12-2005 at 05:28 PM.