What else needs replacing when replacing the timing belt and water pump?

Asked by Oct 09, 2015 at 02:37 PM about the 2003 Acura TL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My local shop gave me a quote which included replacing the timing belt idler,
the timing belt tensioner adjuster, and the timing belt tensioner roller for about
$250 in extra parts.. Is this normal/necessary?

5 Answers

hi,due `to the cost of cambelt failure they are absolutely correct

1,455

You got lucky son my shop would charge $499.89 for a similar job on a similar automobile

The cost for the timing belt and water pump replacement was about $600. The other items I mentioned adds $250 to that. Are the extra parts necessary?

1,455

your automobile may also require a auxiliary engine drive belt and pulleys, these may as well be changed because they will probably have to come off to get to the timing belt, they where probably changed when the timing belt was last renewed on your automobile. I would have them swapped for new parts, allow an extra $75 tops for parts and labour etc 10-4, drive on son!

1,455

if you decide not to change these parts remember the cost of a new engine is a lot more $$$ than the parts and labour to fit the cambelt water pump aux drive belts etc, 10-4, drive on son!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

TL

Looking for a Used TL in your area?

CarGurus has 4,910 nationwide TL listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

Acura TL Experts

  • #1
    miraclemike
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #2
    darkoM
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    cherryscar
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,030 Great Deals out of 61,438 listings starting at $999
Used Acura TSX
93 Great Deals out of 2,604 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Civic
784 Great Deals out of 76,850 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Maxima
341 Great Deals out of 23,454 listings starting at $1,550
Used BMW 3 Series
1,012 Great Deals out of 31,357 listings starting at $1,000
Used Acura MDX
351 Great Deals out of 18,143 listings starting at $1,875
Used Toyota Camry
1,074 Great Deals out of 70,618 listings starting at $750
Used INFINITI G35
88 Great Deals out of 3,087 listings starting at $700
Used Acura RL
21 Great Deals out of 662 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,082 Great Deals out of 73,906 listings starting at $875
Used Honda Accord Coupe
183 Great Deals out of 9,928 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Acura TL For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 540 listings starting at $12,990
2013 Acura TL For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 343 listings starting at $11,595
2012 Acura TL For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 564 listings starting at $7,995
2011 Acura TL For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 113 listings starting at $8,499
2010 Acura TL For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 375 listings starting at $6,296

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.