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2000 S40,VOLVO,How much does it cost to replace the timing

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2000 S40,VOLVO,How much does it cost to replace the timing belt, water pump,CAM seal, crank seal set,belt tensioner,idler pulley? The car has approx. 99k miles.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  ttiger79 replied 8 years ago.
Here's all the information on the timing belt service price and parts information from the dealership on your car:
Parts Information
Part OEM Part Price
Timing Belt
17 - Timing Belt 274338 $48.79

Labor time to replace timing belt: 3.5 hours
To R&R Idler Pulley, Add 0.2 hours Part costs $107.09
To R&R Tensioner, Add 0.2 hours Part costs $77.34
To R&R Camshaft Seals, Add 0.6 hours Parts cost $8 each
To R&R Front Crank Seal, Add 0.6 hours Part costs about $12
To R&R Water Pump, Add 0.8 hours Part costs $150.40

Keep in mind that these are all shop cost on dealership parts. These parts are available in the aftermarket, and will be considerably less expensive than dealership parts. You will need to calculate labor costs from the time estimates based on the labor rate in your area. Labor rates vary depending on location.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i received two estimates, one from a local mechanic and one from the dealer. Both estimates are around $1000 - $ 1100. Do the estimates sound accurate?
Expert:  ttiger79 replied 8 years ago.
This is going to be a real good estimate for you. Parts without any kind of markup are going to be about $450 alone. I'd say that you'd be getting a pretty good deal on this, assuming that they are installing Volvo parts. Aftermarket parts would be considerably less expensive.