How much to replace the timing belt on a 97 caviler?

Asked by Mar 05, 2013 at 09:05 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am looking at getting a car and this one is pretty cheap but it needs a timing belt. I have no clue
what that is or what it does but I would like to know. Thanks so much!

Rebekah

4 Answers

89,705

The Cavalier engine has a timing chain.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
16,175

These cars suck in general. If the motor doesnt crap out the trans or electrical will. Replacing the timing chain is a costly job that cost more than I would pay for a cavalier that runs.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
495

I've replace lots if timing chains on Cavalier models equipped with the 2.2L engine. Here is a list of parts you will need using Advance Auto part numbers and prices in Yanceyville, NC area. __Timing Chain Set- 76103 $59 __Timing Cover Gasket Set - TCS45793 - $12 __Oil Pan Gasket Set - OS34300C - $15 __Oil Filter (Fram) - PH3387A - $4 __Castrol GTX 5W-30 Conventional Motor Oil (4 Quarts) -06144 -$23 Total Parts $113 plus your sale tax. If you are having someone to do it for you, labor might range from $40- $120 per hour depending on who you hire. I allow 4 hours at $65/hr to replace the timing chain.

20 out of 20 people think this is helpful.
40

If the timing chain busts you will need to probably get a used engine. If you have no compression, it is probably the timing chain broke or jumped and if it jumped, it could of bent the valves. so to redo the timing chain, it can get a lot more costly than having a well known shop doing the motor. I am going through the same thing right now.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1996 Chevy Caviler 2 answers

    My grandson recently picked up a 96 Caviler for me, the guy he bought it from told him that it was running fine til the day it wouldn't do more than 30 mph. Does anyone have any kind of idea what mi...

    1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What cars can my 2000. Chevy caviler enginefit in 4 answers

    I wreaked my car but the motor and everything under the hood is in good shape what car could I put it in?

    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 chevy caviler car keeps dieing 4 answers

    99 chevy caviler car keeps dieing and wont start for several minutes. Looses power to the ignition but the anti theft light doesn't come on.

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • problems with car shutting off and not restarting 3 answers

    2000 chevy caviler

    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • transmission 1 answer

    Will a 1998 caviler transmission fit a 2003 Saturn

    General

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,398 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,700
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,240
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
1,271 Great Deals out of 58,370 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
1,207 Great Deals out of 77,326 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
1,130 Great Deals out of 63,726 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,112 Great Deals out of 78,203 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,090 Great Deals out of 85,581 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota Camry
1,435 Great Deals out of 99,712 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,629 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Corolla
1,295 Great Deals out of 67,024 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Camaro
664 Great Deals out of 38,931 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
920 Great Deals out of 36,052 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic Coupe
324 Great Deals out of 16,742 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Sunfire
459 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Odyssey
474 Great Deals out of 27,289 listings starting at $2,295

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
209 listings starting at $2,495
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
151 listings starting at $1,995