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Old 10-30-2005, 09:30 AM   #1
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I would like to know what people are paying to have the timing belt & water pump replaced on a SOHC 2.5L engine.
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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??$$

DIY, is always the best price.
The belt and pump are going to run close to $300.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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I think that's a subjective question, but:
Labor would be variable anywhere from 3-6 hours at $75/hour $225-$450
Subaru Water Pump: $88
Subaru T-belt: $59.95
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Total: $350 - $600 would be my guess.

And then you might as well replace the seals...

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Old 10-30-2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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Any idea about the cost if a Subaru garage did the job?
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:07 AM   #5
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They're going to charge the going rate for labor. Usually they have it posted, it's somewhere in the $70-80 /hr region.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:50 PM   #6
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Any idea about the cost if a Subaru garage did the job?
I went to South Coast Subaru in Costa Mesa, California and I asked to get an idea the cost of changing my timing belt. He said it was going to cost $850 and he called those places that offer the timing belt changes for $169.99 for a 4 cylinder engine, but he said his included new seals and a water pump. I said, "$700 for new seals and a water pump." So I decided to walk out of the dealership.
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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My dealer quoted 5-$600 for the T-belt alone and another $100for the WP. I bought a " NEW" Bosch water pump at PepBoys for 49.95 and an OEM belt for $69.95 or 59.95 and did the job myself with the help of a friend (who has a better back than mine). I also carefully checked all the idlers, oil pump and seals for leakage. I replaced the thermostate, coolant hoses and drive belts at the same time. I used ALL OEM parts except the WP and the complete job was about $190. You mush be machanically inclined to do this job as it is not a good place to practice. Go to www.endwrench.com and they have a file on how to do it correctly.

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Old 01-09-2006, 02:39 PM   #8
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My dealer quoted 5-$600 for the T-belt alone and another $100for the WP. I bought a " NEW" Bosch water pump at PepBoys for 49.95 and an OEM belt for $69.95 or 59.95 and did the job myself with the help of a friend (who has a better back than mine). I also carefully checked all the idlers, oil pump and seals for leakage. I replaced the thermostate, coolant hoses and drive belts at the same time. I used ALL OEM parts except the WP and the complete job was about $190. You mush be machanically inclined to do this job as it is not a good place to practice. Go to www.endwrench.com and they have a file on how to do it correctly.
Pretty much what I have done.
The Bosch water pump is fine after a year and ~20K miles.

I figure it is about 2 hours work for the whole thing. Add in a front crank seal while doing it and check the cam seals before starting.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:58 PM   #9
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holy heck $800 just for the timing Belt :-/
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