1996 Concorde

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by GrtArtiste, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. GrtArtiste

    GrtArtiste Guest

    Am waiting on a quote from my NAPA mechanic, but I'd like to ask here
    as a comparison. What would be a fair price to replace the timing belt
    on the 3.5 V6 engine? This is assuming that there are no unusual
    difficulties encountered. The vehicle currently has more than 156,000
    miles. Thanks.

    GrtArtiste, Apr 30, 2010
  2. GrtArtiste

    Hambone Guest

    I would say between $600 and $950 part and labor. You are planning to
    also replace the water pump while in there, right? It is driven by the
    timing belt. That price range should include that

    Hambone, Apr 30, 2010
  3. GrtArtiste

    Hambone Guest

    Oh - also, definitely replace the timing belt tensioner pulley (might
    come with bracket). The hydraulic tensioner generally does not give
    problems if the engine has been properly and regularly maintained (oil
    and oil filter changes) - your decision whether to replace that or not -
    it is one of the more expensive parts - it's a "dealer only" item.
    Hambone, Apr 30, 2010
  4. GrtArtiste

    GrtArtiste Guest

    Thank you for the info. About an hour after the original post I got
    the quote which was $631.00 + tax, which includes the water pump-idler
    and various o-rings and seals. Now all I have to do is get the funds

    GrtArtiste, Apr 30, 2010
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    Hambone Guest

    That's a good price - as long as the quality of the work is good.

    Hambone, May 1, 2010
  6. GrtArtiste

    GrtArtiste Guest

    I have dealt with this shop and it's owner for 13+ years. To date, I
    have no reason to think he has ever been less than totally honest with
    me, and I have never had a problem that I could blame on poor quality
    work by him or his staff.

    GrtArtiste, May 1, 2010
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