broken timing belt,how much are the repairs?

Asked by Mar 04, 2013 at 08:44 AM about the 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 Mazda cx7,timing belt fell.

4 Answers

102,295

Can't estimate with out knowing how much damage was done. On some cars with interference engines, the valves bend and a replacement head is needed. On some cars, the pistons are damaged and a replacement motor is installed. --- A used motor should be around $1250-$2000 installed. It could be more - that is a real rough number. --- Assess the damage and get real estimates from your local shops

The 2008 Mazda CX 7 Sport has a 4 cylinder 2.3L engine that has a timing chain. it's a Ford Duratec L3-VE or L3-DE...what happened exactly that made you think it broke? Are you confusing it with the serpentine drive belt?

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

And if so, if you do it yourself, inexpensive

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

DavidH25 - a similar thing happened to a car that I intend to buy 2007 Mazda CX7, the car is not staring now and it was left aside for 6/ 7 weeks. I was told the lady was driving the car on a highway and the car suddenly started slowing down and she managed to stop on the shoulder and had it towed to a mechanic shop that advised that it could be that the timing chain fell. I have read other posts mentioning that the damaged timing chain in the CX7 will also effect the VVT. is that tight? My main question is with the way the CX7 motor is designed what are the possibilities of this problem causing damages to the pistons or the valves. I was told the chain foul cause valve damage on some types of motors but could cause pistons damage on others. Thank you in advance...

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

CX-7

Looking for a Used CX-7 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,158 nationwide CX-7 listings starting at $2,900.

ZIP:

Mazda CX-7 Experts

  • #1
    Rudy_1
    Reputation
    480
  • #2
    Bern
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    taxcode
    Reputation
    120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda CX-9
98 Great Deals out of 9,355 listings starting at $2,950
Used Nissan Murano
380 Great Deals out of 23,705 listings starting at $400
Used Honda CR-V
718 Great Deals out of 58,756 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4
727 Great Deals out of 50,279 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Rogue
699 Great Deals out of 65,360 listings starting at $2,499
Used Chevrolet Equinox
973 Great Deals out of 61,744 listings starting at $760
Used Mazda MAZDA3
368 Great Deals out of 26,495 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Escape
1,041 Great Deals out of 100,295 listings starting at $850
Used Mazda MAZDA6
183 Great Deals out of 10,712 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
286 Great Deals out of 17,859 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Edge
975 Great Deals out of 52,029 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda Accord
1,098 Great Deals out of 65,586 listings starting at $561
Used Honda Pilot
535 Great Deals out of 39,798 listings starting at $300

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Mazda CX-7 Sport For Sale
23 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport For Sale
64 listings starting at $2,995

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.