Any ideas of how much it might cost to bring my jetta to a shop and have the timing belt changed?2001 VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt Change Cost?It will vary but should be almost a set fee at many shops. Call ahead and get an estimate, most places will be glad to give one.
There are always certain discrepancies that cannot be estimated like need new idler or tensioner pullies(bad bearings) so remember the estimate is only just that.
Do this every 60K miles I have seen engines destroyed by snapped belts at 62,000 miles!!!!! It is an %26quot;interferrence Engine%26quot; and the valves WILL contact the pistons if the timing belt breaks. Even at idle it can bend every valve when the belt fails, so don't wait if tyou are close and quit driving if over!
ASE Cert. Auto tech, 92 GTI16V 2.0L(it is an interferrence engine too!)2001 VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt Change Cost?600-1000 because most shops take the whole front bumper, grill and lights out to do a timimg belt. Get the water pump done while your in there. It's the labor that makes it cost so much.2001 VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt Change Cost?A reputable aftermarket shop should charge 3-400$. Timing belt is not the place on your car to be cheap, your 1.8t also has a waterpump that is driven by it. VW recomends a T-belt at 105k, in my experience after 80k its time to think about it. Parts that should be replaced T-belt, tensioner for t-belt, water pump, coolant. optional is the hydrolic damper for the belt( its a sort of a shock absorber that applies a little pressure to the tensioner) if its not leaking i would leave it, also drive belt (for alt. power steering, a/c) . Just as a note if any shop tells you they have to take the front of the car off GO SOMEWHERE ELSE they dont know VW.I just had a good deal of work done on my 99 Passat 1.8T with 109k and what is known to be the best VW shop shop in Central Ohio, MOTORKARS, charged me $1200 to replace the timing chain, all the wheels, the tensioner, and the water pump. So it sounds like these guys/ladies are getting a good deal!?you are looking at about 6 hours labor, replace the water pump and tensioner at the same time. roughly around 700 buckaroos