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I was told by dealer that my car need water pump & timing belt to replaced, the estimate i got - $2000 (include - parts, tax & labor).
What is the reasonable price for the replacement on Acura 2012 model & car milage is 75K.
 

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That's more or less a reasonable current dealer price depending on your location.

I know a lot of people are very surprised to hear about this major maintenance item costing so much, but it is what it is. You can probably shave about $800-900 off of that if you go through an independent shop. Just make sure all of the TB components you replace are either OEM or from the Aisin kit.

Another note: you probably want to reseal your oil pump while you have the TB removed (it's only possible then). It will add up to the procedure, but should cost too much. Highly recommended to avoid oil leaks down the road.

Hope this helps!
 

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The normal interval is 7 years or 105,000 miles for the timing belt change +/- water pump plus coolant change (serpentine belt kit, spark plugs, oil change, coolant, valve adjustment). It was around $1600 when I did my 11 MDX back in 2018 for the same service. Some folks have gone 10-12 years or 125,000 to 150,000 miles without any issues; but, do so at your own risk. The only exception is if you live in hot southwest and the timing belt service can be as low as 60,000 miles. If you are planning to keep your MDX +2 years, changing the belt will have to be done at some time. I would probably delay longer it if you are planning to replace the MDX under 2 years.
 
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I was told by dealer that my car need water pump & timing belt to replaced, the estimate i got - $2000 (include - parts, tax & labor).
What is the reasonable price for the replacement on Acura 2012 model & car milage is 75K.
Yes, it sounds crazy, but that is not too unrealistic. Better learn to do things yourself. Or find a local shop you really trust.

One tip is that you can change the spark plugs yourself. That will save you about $200. The rest should be about 1200. Add serpentine belt and its related components, maybe 1400.



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The normal interval is 7 years or 105,000 miles for the timing belt change +/- water pump plus coolant change (serpentine belt kit, spark plugs, oil change, coolant, valve adjustment). It was around $1600 when I did my 11 MDX back in 2018 for the same service. Some folks have gone 10-12 years or 125,000 to 150,000 miles without any issues; but, do so at your own risk.
The risk of going beyond the recommended interval (which you have already done, at 10 years) is that the chances increase of the timing belt failing (breaking). If that happens, it jumps the timing (google it) and you will probably need to replace or rebuild the engine in your car, which will cost much, much more than it costs to change the timing belt (and water pump) while it is still intact. So do it now. Shop around for prices; in addition to the dealer estimate, you can ask friends for recommendations for a good independent mechanic, which will probably cost less (as noted above by AcuraAddicted).
 

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Many areas have Honda/ Acura independent shops..look around..

That said, sometimes a local Honda dealer may be running A Timing belt special…check with them too..they can easily do the job.
 
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I’d really look for a better price. Look for that independent Honda / Acura specialist shop with great reviews. It’s not THAT hard of a job. You could also call Honda dealers to see if they have any interest in doing it for less. I DIYd it on our Pilot with the Aisin kit. Took me all day and I’ve done about 10 timing belts before over the years in various cars.
 

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Shop prices are getting very high just like new and used cars prices. My Acura dealership looks more like an used car lot in a sales slump (one car in showroom and the rest of the new/used spread out to make the lot look full-ish). It would only cost me $26 for an oil change at my Acura Dealership pre-pandemic (purchase Mobil 1 at Walmart, use dealership's oil filter/labor). Same oil change is now $35.

The OP might have to really shop around for cheaper labor prices with a mix of DYI and purchasing parts online to get the timing belt price in the high 3 to low 4-digits range.
 
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