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Old 01-06-2011, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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04 MDX timing belt replacement cost

My 04 X is due for the timing belt replacement. Called several local Acura dealer, and they all ask for $640 (belt only) or $920 (with water pump package). Does it sound normal?

Today, I called a dealer which is 380 miles away and found their price is surprisingly better. Only $399 for the belt, and may be $299 with the coupon! Check: Specials on new and used cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, parts and service specials.. Sounds right? Too good to be true? Is it worth doing so far?
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I paid $600 for parts and labour. Pump and belt.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks!

My local deal still wants 8++ for the same service, even they knows the other remote dealer only charges 700......
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Today, I called a dealer which is 380 miles away and found their price is surprisingly better. Only $399 for the belt, and may be $299 with the coupon! Check: Specials on new and used cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, parts and service specials.. Sounds right? Too good to be true? Is it worth doing so far?
$299 is tempting for the timing belt. Especially so if only parts cost can be added for the water pump & serpentine belt, but…

Temecula, CA is more than 380mi from Ann Arbor?
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Coupon says "Starting at", I'd be real clear before I made that trip what "Stopping at" might be.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 04 X is due for the timing belt replacement. Called several local Acura dealer, and they all ask for $640 (belt only) or $920 (with water pump package). Does it sound normal?

Today, I called a dealer which is 380 miles away and found their price is surprisingly better. Only $399 for the belt, and may be $299 with the coupon! Check: Specials on new and used cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, parts and service specials.. Sounds right? Too good to be true? Is it worth doing so far?
that is dirt cheap! but I am in chicago area and dealerships around here charge 1299. I just had mine done on 00RL and I paid 700 as a "side job" for tb/wp.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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$299 is tempting for the timing belt. Especially so if only parts cost can be added for the water pump & serpentine belt, but…

Temecula, CA is more than 380mi from Ann Arbor?
Sorry, forgot to update my profile. I actually escaped from Michigan and am in Phoenix now.......

Actually, V6 costs 100$ more, which is $399 just for timing belt... Have to ask if including serpentine belt. The package is $700....
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no way you're getting the mdx's belt replaced for $299. I just did mine at an independent garage for $750 - serpentine belt, timing belt, WP, and tensionor.

Acura dealer wanted $1200, Honda dealer wanted $1000
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just had mine fixed for $799 (timing belt, water pump, and serpetine belt) at Tustin Auto Center Acura, but since getting my car back, when I come to a complete stop, it idles down to the point where it sometimes dies. I took it back to Tustin Auto Center and they said it was just a "code in the computer." Does this sound right??

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I just had mine fixed for $799 (timing belt, water pump, and serpetine belt) at Tustin Auto Center Acura, but since getting my car back, when I come to a complete stop, it idles down to the point where it sometimes dies. I took it back to Tustin Auto Center and they said it was just a "code in the computer." Does this sound right??

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$799 is cheap.....I have a 02 and Sierra Acura (Alhambra, CA) wanted $1,150 for the job (no water pump!).
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I just went to the Local Honda dealer, ( Roseville,Ca.) and was quoted $1,350.00 + Tax to do my timing belt and water pump on my 04 MDX. The local Acura dealer wanted $1,900.00! Both dealerships said they have to adjust the valves after changing the timing belt. Is there any truth behind that or am I getting suckered into a valve adjustment?
Any of you Bay Area MDX owners know of any place your way that does this service cheaper than let me know, thanks!
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Just had a local Honda/Acura only indy do mine. It was $570 including water pump and serpantine belt. He is in Burlington, NC BTW.
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The local Acura dealer wanted $1,900.00! Both dealerships said they have to adjust the valves after changing the timing belt. Is there any truth behind that or am I getting suckered into a valve adjustment?
They may not have to do it, but it's due, according to the service intervals in the maintenance schedules in the manuals. Replacing the timing belt is recommended for 105K miles or 7 years, whichever comes first. The valve adjustment is recommended for 105K miles regardless of time interval. So unless you're doing the timing belt because you're hitting 7 years and your mileage is way under 105K, the valve adjustment is due at the same time.
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anyone have a DIY for this service? I'd rather not pay $1k when I can do it myself. I've done the timing belt on Audis, and do all my own work on my BMW, so I'm fairly confident I would be able to do this, too.
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anyone have a DIY for this service? I'd rather not pay $1k when I can do it myself. I've done the timing belt on Audis, and do all my own work on my BMW, so I'm fairly confident I would be able to do this, too.
If you want to work on your MDX, buy the service manual (click here). The factory service manual is GREAT. Even better, the ones for the 2007 and earlier years are all 25 percent off.
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