What Is a Timing Belt on a Car?

What Is a Timing Belt on a Car?
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The marvel of the modern automobile—it’s something to behold. A car is manufactured out of roughly 30,000 parts. An internal combustion engine alone, for example, uses thousands of parts to assemble. Despite its complexity, a car’s operation can be completely derailed by something as simple as a timing belt.

So what does a timing belt do and what happens if there’s a problem?

What is a timing belt?

A timing belt is a circular reinforced rubber or polyurethane belt with teeth on the inner surface and a flat outer surface. Belts are reinforced with strands of tough materials such as Kevlar, steel cord and twisted fiberglass cord to prevent stretching and deterioration. The surface that contacts the engine’s cogs is sometimes covered in nylon.

It’s important to note that not all cars have timing belts. Some operate with timing chains instead. Although they’re tougher and longer lasting, chains also add weight and manufacturing cost, which is why more automakers today use timing belts.

What does a timing belt do?

The timing belt uses the crankshaft’s rotation to precisely time the camshafts as well as opening and closing valves in the cylinder head. If the timing is off by even one of the belt’s teeth, it won’t work as powerfully and efficiently as designed, and on some cars the engine might not run at all. To understand its purpose requires a basic understanding of how an engine works.

In an engine, three things are necessary to run: fuel, air and ignition or spark. All three of these items have to be precisely timed or the engine could be destroyed. For example, fuel and air need to be injected into the combustion chamber when the piston is moving downward during the intake stroke, and the spark plug needs to fire when the piston returns to the top of the compression stroke. That needs to be repeated for each cylinder and for every engine revolution without fail.

What happens if a timing belt breaks?

What is a timing belt going to do if it suddenly (or not-so-suddenly) snaps? There are two scenarios in which a timing belt breaks, and it depends on the type of engine you have.

In a noninterference engine, the moment the timing belt breaks, the engine will stop running and won’t restart. The cylinder head has no input from the camshaft, and until the belt is replaced, your car is out of commission. Typically, no additional repairs are required other than having your car towed to the shop and having a new timing belt installed.

What does a timing belt do in a car when it breaks in an interference engine? In this situation, the engine also quits the second the timing belt snaps. The difference, though, is the potential for additional damage. The term “interference engine” refers to an engine in which the cylinder head valves open into the path of a piston.

There’s a very good chance that one or more pistons will hit valves in their respective cylinders, causing serious damage that must be repaired before the engine can run again. It’s going to take more money and time to repair because there can be pistons, valves, cylinder heads, fuel injectors or a complete engine to change.

When should I replace my timing belt?

The typical service interval for timing belts ranges between around 60,000 and 100,000 miles, but every vehicle manufacturer sets their own service interval by model. For your particular vehicle, you’ll find the exact interval in the owner’s manual or maintenance guide. If you don’t have a printed copy, automakers offer the documents you need by year, make and model in the “Owners” section on the website.

Just as with any rubber parts on your car, like the serpentine belt and tires, degradation will happen. It can be simply from time and countless hours in use, or a problem with a timing belt can occur from weakening timing belt tensioners or contamination from a leaking engine oil seal. You can’t plan for problems due to a mechanical failure, but you can schedule a maintenance visit to change the timing belt.

This begs the question, “Can you inspect a timing belt’s condition before it fails?” Yes, it is possible to check a timing belt prior to replacing it, but it’s a labor-intensive process. The timing belt is tucked behind the engine front cover along with the crankshaft and camshaft pulleys and, in most cases, the water pump. It can take a technician several hours to remove the parts attached to the front cover to check the belt, then reinstall all of the parts. It simply isn’t a viable option on most cars.

You’ll almost never hear, see or feel symptoms prior to timing belt failure because it’s tucked away and out of sight. That’s why it’s so important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended replacement interval rather than wait for signs of a problem.

How much does a timing belt cost?

The average timing belt kit begins at under $100, which includes the belt, idler pulley, water pump and gasket, but it can run up to a few hundred dollars or higher. But the larger cost is usually the labor.

Labor prices across the nation vary greatly, from around $50 per hour to $215 or higher per hour So let’s assume a middle-of-the-road price of around $125 per hour. The labor to change a timing belt can be around two hours for a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander V6 for a labor price of around $250, while a 2017 Chevy Cruze takes around 5.8 hours, tallying up to $725 in labor alone for the job. A more common time frame is somewhere in between. A 2007 Honda Accord, for example, takes about four hours to change the timing belt, or around $500 in labor.

Timing belt cost by make and model

Use our search box to find the average cost of parts and labor for timing belt replacement for your vehicle by typing in the make and model and scrolling to find your vehicle’s year.



Alternatively, find the average cost for over 500 makes and models in the table below.

Make Model Average parts cost Average labor cost
Acura CL $446-$537 $684-$791
ILX $431-$517 $661-$763
Integra $474-$558 $718-$829
Legend $449-$539 $689-$793
MDX $464-$551 $703-$818
MDX Sport Hybrid $466-$546 $706-$812
NSX $434-$524 $666-$771
RDX $420-$510 $645-$751
RL $449-$541 $689-$796
RLX $451-$541 $692-$796
RLX Sport Hybrid $451-$541 $692-$796
RSX $478-$560 $724-$832
SLX $470-$551 $712-$818
TL $442-$537 $679-$791
TLX $446-$537 $684-$791
TSX $429-$517 $659-$763
Vigor $447-$537 $687-$791
ZDX $470-$551 $712-$818
Audi 100 $412-$496 $412-$496
80 $393-$475 $393-$475
90 $395-$477 $395-$477
A3 $393-$477 $393-$477
A3 Sportback E Tron $395-$477 $395-$477
A4 $407-$502 $407-$502
A4 20055 $412-$496 $412-$496
A4 Allroad $412-$496 $412-$496
A5 $415-$502 $415-$502
A5 Sport $416-$502 $416-$502
A6 $369-$457 $454-$549
A6 Allroad $369-$447 $454-$544
A7 $374-$457 $467-$549
A8 $378-$464 $470-$560
Allroad $377-$499 $415-$549
Cabriolet $395-$477 $395-$477
Q3 $377-$460 $377-$460
Q5 $385-$469 $385-$469
Q5 Sportback $385-$466 $385-$466
Q7 $390-$473 $485-$570
Q8 $391-$473 $488-$570
Quattro $416-$502 $416-$502
RS 3 $395-$477 $395-$477
RS 4 $462-$542 $462-$542
RS 5 $415-$502 $415-$502
RS 6 $374-$542 $462-$547
RS 7 $455-$545 $455-$545
RS Q8 $391-$473 $488-$570
S3 $395-$477 $395-$477
S4 $416-$545 $416-$545
S4 20055 $450-$540 $450-$540
S5 $415-$502 $415-$502
S6 $374-$542 $448-$549
S7 $462-$542 $462-$542
S8 $378-$464 $470-$560
SQ5 $385-$469 $385-$469
SQ5 Sportback $385-$466 $385-$466
SQ7 $390-$472 $485-$567
SQ8 $391-$473 $488-$570
TT $437-$529 $543-$638
Chevrolet 1500 Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
1500 Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
2500 Crew Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
2500 Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
2500 HD Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
2500 HD Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
2500 Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
3500 Crew Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
3500 Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
3500 HD Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
3500 HD Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
3500 Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Apv Cargo $421-$507 $341-$417
Astro Cargo $418-$507 $339-$417
Astro Passenger $418-$507 $339-$417
Avalanche $327-$401 $258-$336
Avalanche 1500 $329-$403 $261-$339
Avalanche 2500 $329-$403 $261-$339
Aveo $282-$353 $223-$297
Beretta $306-$376 $242-$316
Blazer $348-$440 $282-$363
Camaro $333-$416 $269-$343
Caprice $336-$410 $273-$339
Caprice Classic $334-$408 $270-$336
Captiva Sport $307-$379 $243-$317
Cavalier $301-$373 $238-$314
Classic $330-$404 $268-$334
Cobalt $303-$376 $240-$316
Colorado Crew Cab $406-$493 $330-$406
Colorado Extended Cab $406-$493 $330-$406
Colorado Regular Cab $409-$493 $332-$406
Corsica $306-$376 $242-$316
Corvette $276-$354 $276-$354
Cruze $303-$376 $240-$316
Cruze Limited $306-$376 $242-$316
Equinox $302-$379 $239-$317
HHR $306-$376 $242-$316
Impala $323-$405 $255-$338
Impala Limited $325-$399 $258-$336
Lumina $344-$422 $278-$349
Lumina Apv $421-$507 $341-$417
Lumina Cargo $421-$507 $341-$417
Lumina Passenger $421-$507 $341-$417
Malibu $320-$404 $254-$337
Malibu Classic $325-$399 $257-$335
Malibu Limited $322-$396 $255-$333
Metro $306-$376 $242-$316
Monte Carlo $334-$410 $270-$339
Prizm $306-$376 $242-$316
S10 Blazer $362-$440 $293-$363
S10 Crew Cab $406-$490 $330-$404
S10 Extended Cab $406-$493 $330-$406
S10 Regular Cab $406-$493 $330-$406
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab $322-$403 $255-$339
Silverado 1500 Double Cab $322-$398 $255-$334
Silverado 1500 Extended Cab $327-$403 $258-$339
Silverado 1500 HD Crew Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado 1500 LD Double Cab $324-$398 $256-$334
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab $322-$403 $255-$339
Silverado 2500 Crew Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado 2500 Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab $322-$403 $255-$339
Silverado 2500 HD Double Cab $322-$398 $255-$334
Silverado 2500 HD Extended Cab $327-$403 $258-$339
Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab $322-$403 $255-$339
Silverado 2500 Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado 3500 Crew Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado 3500 Extended Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab $322-$401 $255-$336
Silverado 3500 HD Double Cab $322-$398 $255-$334
Silverado 3500 HD Extended Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab $322-$401 $255-$336
Silverado 3500 Regular Cab $329-$403 $261-$339
Silverado Classic 1500 Crew Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 1500 Extended Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 1500 HD Crew Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 1500 Regular Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 2500 HD Crew Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 2500 HD Extended Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 2500 HD Regular Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 3500 Crew Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 3500 Extended Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Silverado Classic 3500 Regular Cab $327-$401 $258-$336
Sonic $285-$353 $225-$297
Spark $282-$353 $223-$297
SS $345-$421 $280-$348
SSR $409-$493 $332-$406
Suburban $327-$404 $259-$339
Suburban 1500 $333-$413 $269-$340
Suburban 2500 $333-$413 $269-$340
Suburban 3500hd $330-$404 $261-$339
Tahoe $343-$431 $277-$354
Tahoe New $351-$427 $284-$352
Tracker $299-$369 $236-$310
Trailblazer $296-$440 $234-$363
Traverse $351-$431 $284-$354
Trax $299-$369 $236-$310
Uplander Cargo $421-$507 $341-$417
Uplander Passenger $421-$507 $341-$417
Venture Cargo $421-$507 $341-$417
Venture Passenger $421-$507 $341-$417
Volt $303-$376 $240-$316
Chrysler 200 $232-$307 $362-$443
300 $244-$322 $382-$466
300m $246-$322 $385-$466
Aspen $257-$335 $402-$486
Cirrus $239-$313 $373-$453
Concorde $237-$313 $370-$453
Crossfire $245-$321 $384-$464
Fifth Ave $244-$320 $382-$462
Grand Voyager $306-$378 $471-$553
Imperial $241-$315 $376-$456
Lebaron $228-$302 $356-$437
LHS $244-$322 $382-$466
New Yorker $226-$298 $354-$432
Pacifica $257-$375 $402-$549
Pacifica Hybrid $306-$378 $471-$553
Prowler $230-$302 $360-$438
Pt Cruiser $217-$287 $340-$416
Sebring $235-$313 $368-$453
Town Country $295-$371 $449-$545
Voyager $305-$378 $469-$553
Dodge Avenger $216-$288 $339-$418
Caliber $197-$263 $309-$381
Caravan Cargo $280-$352 $427-$520
Caravan Passenger $280-$352 $427-$520
Challenger $221-$293 $347-$423
Charger $215-$287 $337-$415
Colt $191-$257 $301-$371
D150 Club Cab $211-$281 $333-$407
D150 Regular Cab $211-$281 $333-$407
D250 Club Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
D250 Regular Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
D350 Club Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
D350 Regular Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
Dakota Club Cab $273-$344 $417-$509
Dakota Crew Cab $273-$339 $417-$503
Dakota Extended Cab $273-$339 $417-$503
Dakota Quad Cab $273-$341 $417-$506
Dakota Regular Cab $275-$344 $420-$509
Dart $197-$263 $309-$381
Durango $233-$311 $366-$451
Dynasty $226-$298 $353-$431
Grand Caravan Cargo $278-$348 $424-$513
Grand Caravan Passenger $278-$352 $424-$520
Intrepid $216-$288 $339-$418
Journey $237-$311 $371-$451
Magnum $226-$298 $353-$431
Monaco $209-$277 $328-$402
Neon $195-$263 $306-$381
Nitro $237-$311 $371-$451
Ram 1500 Club Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
Ram 1500 Crew Cab $209-$279 $330-$404
Ram 1500 Mega Cab $211-$281 $333-$407
Ram 1500 Quad Cab $209-$283 $330-$410
Ram 1500 Regular Cab $209-$283 $330-$410
Ram 2500 Club Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
Ram 2500 Crew Cab $209-$279 $330-$404
Ram 2500 Mega Cab $209-$281 $330-$407
Ram 2500 Quad Cab $211-$283 $333-$410
Ram 2500 Regular Cab $209-$283 $330-$410
Ram 3500 Club Cab $213-$283 $336-$410
Ram 3500 Crew Cab $209-$279 $330-$404
Ram 3500 Mega Cab $209-$281 $330-$407
Ram 3500 Quad Cab $211-$283 $333-$410
Ram 3500 Regular Cab $209-$283 $330-$410
Ram 50 Regular Cab $273-$339 $417-$503
Ramcharger $231-$303 $361-$439
Shadow $197-$263 $309-$381
Spirit $218-$288 $342-$418
Stratus $216-$288 $339-$418
Viper $204-$279 $321-$403
Ford Aerostar Cargo $242-$316 $478-$560
Aerostar Passenger $242-$316 $478-$560
Aspire $170-$232 $337-$411
Bronco $195-$266 $384-$473
Bronco Sport $160-$220 $316-$388
C Max Energi $170-$232 $337-$411
C Max Hybrid $170-$232 $337-$411
Contour $189-$255 $371-$451
Crown Victoria $192-$260 $379-$462
Ecosport $166-$228 $328-$402
Edge $204-$273 $400-$487
Escape $166-$233 $329-$414
Escort $167-$231 $330-$408
Excursion $199-$267 $393-$475
Expedition $195-$267 $384-$475
Expedition El $197-$263 $386-$468
Expedition Max $195-$261 $384-$464
Explorer $198-$273 $387-$487
Explorer Sport $205-$273 $403-$487
Explorer Sport Trac $204-$273 $400-$487
F150 Heritage Regular Cab $175-$239 $346-$422
F150 Heritage Super Cab $175-$239 $346-$422
F150 Regular Cab $171-$244 $337-$433
F150 Super Cab $171-$244 $337-$433
F150 Supercrew Cab $171-$241 $337-$425
F250 Crew Cab $172-$236 $340-$419
F250 Regular Cab $172-$236 $340-$419
F250 Super Cab $172-$236 $340-$419
F250 Super Duty Crew Cab $166-$234 $328-$416
F250 Super Duty Regular Cab $166-$234 $328-$416
F250 Super Duty Super Cab $166-$234 $328-$416
F350 Crew Cab $184-$248 $361-$439
F350 Regular Cab $184-$248 $361-$439
F350 Super Cab $184-$248 $361-$439
F350 Super Duty Crew Cab $177-$246 $349-$436
F350 Super Duty Regular Cab $177-$246 $349-$436
F350 Super Duty Super Cab $177-$246 $349-$436
F450 Super Duty Crew Cab $180-$248 $355-$439
F450 Super Duty Regular Cab $180-$244 $355-$433
Festiva $170-$232 $337-$411
Fiesta $157-$217 $312-$384
Five Hundred $196-$262 $385-$466
Flex $199-$267 $393-$475
Focus $167-$232 $330-$411
Focus St $167-$229 $330-$404
Freestar Cargo $242-$316 $478-$560
Freestar Passenger $242-$316 $478-$560
Freestyle $205-$273 $403-$487
Fusion $186-$255 $366-$451
Fusion Energi $189-$255 $371-$451
Fusion Plug In Hybrid $189-$255 $371-$451
Mustang $186-$258 $369-$457
Probe $210-$282 $414-$502
Ranger Regular Cab $229-$307 $447-$542
Ranger Super Cab $229-$307 $447-$542
Ranger Supercab $227-$299 $444-$532
Ranger Supercrew $227-$299 $444-$532
Taurus $187-$260 $369-$462
Taurus X $205-$273 $403-$487
Tempo $169-$231 $334-$408
Thunderbird $181-$247 $357-$438
Windstar Cargo $241-$316 $474-$560
Windstar Passenger $241-$316 $474-$560
ZX2 $170-$232 $337-$411
GMC 1500 Club Coupe $234-$308 $367-$445
1500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
2500 Club Coupe $234-$308 $367-$445
2500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
2500 HD Club Coupe $234-$308 $367-$445
2500 HD Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
2500 HD Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
2500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
3500 Club Coupe $234-$308 $367-$445
3500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
3500 Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
3500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Acadia $249-$327 $390-$475
Acadia Limited $251-$327 $393-$475
Canyon Crew Cab $296-$368 $451-$544
Canyon Extended Cab $296-$368 $451-$544
Canyon Regular Cab $298-$368 $454-$544
Envoy $255-$335 $400-$487
Envoy Xl $255-$333 $400-$484
Envoy Xuv $255-$333 $400-$484
Jimmy $252-$330 $395-$480
Safari Cargo $305-$378 $470-$554
Safari Passenger $305-$378 $470-$554
Sierra 1500 Crew Cab $229-$308 $359-$445
Sierra 1500 Double Cab $229-$303 $359-$439
Sierra 1500 Extended Cab $232-$308 $364-$445
Sierra 1500 HD Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra 1500 Limited Double Cab $229-$301 $359-$437
Sierra 1500 Regular Cab $229-$308 $359-$445
Sierra 2500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra 2500 Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra 2500 HD Crew Cab $229-$308 $359-$445
Sierra 2500 HD Double Cab $229-$303 $359-$439
Sierra 2500 HD Extended Cab $232-$308 $364-$445
Sierra 2500 HD Regular Cab $229-$308 $359-$445
Sierra 2500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra 3500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra 3500 Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab $229-$306 $359-$442
Sierra 3500 HD Double Cab $229-$303 $359-$439
Sierra 3500 HD Extended Cab $232-$306 $364-$442
Sierra 3500 HD Regular Cab $229-$306 $359-$442
Sierra 3500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 1500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 1500 Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 1500 HD Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 1500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 2500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 2500 HD Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 2500 HD Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 2500 HD Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 3500 Crew Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 3500 Extended Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sierra Classic 3500 Regular Cab $234-$308 $367-$445
Sonoma Club Cab $298-$368 $454-$544
Sonoma Club Coupe Cab $296-$368 $451-$544
Sonoma Crew Cab $296-$366 $451-$541
Sonoma Extended Cab $296-$366 $451-$541
Sonoma Regular Cab $296-$368 $451-$544
Suburban 1500 $249-$325 $390-$472
Suburban 2500 $249-$325 $390-$472
Terrain $217-$289 $339-$418
Yukon $244-$327 $382-$475
Yukon Denali $249-$325 $390-$472
Yukon Xl $244-$321 $382-$466
Yukon Xl 1500 $247-$325 $387-$472
Yukon Xl 2500 $247-$325 $387-$472
Honda Accord $316-$400 $486-$587
Accord Crosstour $352-$428 $540-$628
Accord Hybrid $330-$406 $508-$597
Civic $293-$373 $447-$547
Civic Type R $310-$382 $478-$560
Clarity Plug In Hybrid $332-$406 $511-$597
CR V $304-$383 $469-$562
CR V Hybrid $311-$383 $480-$562
CR Z $359-$437 $553-$643
Crosstour $352-$428 $540-$628
Del Sol $359-$437 $553-$643
Element $311-$383 $480-$562
Fit $291-$365 $446-$541
HR V $306-$376 $470-$552
Insight $306-$382 $472-$560
Odyssey $387-$476 $594-$701
Passport $350-$428 $538-$628
Pilot $348-$428 $535-$628
Prelude $353-$432 $542-$633
Ridgeline $384-$467 $590-$687
Hyundai Accent $168-$239 $260-$345
Azera $217-$289 $341-$420
Elantra $179-$256 $283-$370
Elantra Gt $181-$247 $286-$357
Entourage $278-$346 $426-$512
Equus $223-$295 $351-$427
Excel $188-$254 $297-$367
Genesis $216-$288 $338-$417
Genesis Coupe $237-$313 $370-$453
Ioniq Hybrid $190-$256 $300-$370
Ioniq Plug In Hybrid $190-$256 $300-$370
Kona $186-$250 $291-$361
Palisade $231-$303 $361-$439
Santa Fe $227-$303 $355-$439
Santa Fe Hybrid $231-$303 $361-$439
Santa Fe Sport $231-$303 $361-$439
Santa Fe Xl $227-$299 $355-$433
Scoupe $190-$256 $300-$370
Sonata $200-$281 $316-$407
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Sonata Plug In Hybrid $211-$281 $333-$407
Tiburon $237-$313 $370-$453
Tucson $187-$257 $296-$372
Veloster $188-$256 $297-$370
Venue $186-$250 $291-$361
Veracruz $231-$303 $361-$439
Xg300 $219-$289 $344-$420
Xg350 $219-$289 $344-$420
Jeep Cherokee $166-$279 $257-$403
Comanche Regular Cab $244-$320 $384-$464
Commander $211-$281 $332-$406
Compass $168-$234 $260-$338
Gladiator $244-$320 $384-$464
Grand Cherokee $206-$281 $323-$406
Grand Cherokee L $211-$281 $332-$406
Liberty $209-$281 $329-$406
Patriot $172-$234 $272-$338
Renegade $166-$228 $256-$334
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Wrangler Unlimited $206-$276 $323-$400
Wrangler Unlimited 4xe $206-$274 $323-$397
Kia Amanti $221-$291 $345-$421
Borrego $232-$304 $363-$441
Cadenza $219-$291 $342-$421
Forte $187-$257 $295-$371
Forte Koup $189-$255 $298-$368
Forte5 $189-$255 $298-$368
K5 $212-$282 $334-$408
K900 $241-$317 $331-$408
Niro $191-$257 $301-$371
Niro Plug In Hybrid $191-$257 $301-$371
Optima $207-$282 $325-$408
Optima 20065 $210-$280 $331-$405
Optima Hybrid $210-$282 $331-$408
Optima Plug In Hybrid $210-$280 $331-$405
Rio $171-$240 $271-$347
Rondo $212-$282 $334-$408
Sedona $276-$348 $421-$513
Seltos $186-$252 $293-$363
Sephia $189-$257 $298-$371
Sorento $226-$304 $354-$441
Sorento Hybrid $226-$298 $354-$432
Soul $187-$257 $295-$371
Spectra $189-$257 $298-$371
Sportage $185-$258 $291-$373
Stinger $221-$291 $345-$421
Telluride $232-$304 $363-$441
Mazda 323 $160-$220 $246-$322
626 $175-$243 $276-$350
929 $188-$254 $296-$366
B Series Cab Plus $228-$304 $356-$440
B Series Extended Cab $228-$300 $356-$434
B Series Regular Cab $228-$304 $356-$440
CX 3 $156-$216 $243-$317
Cx 30 $156-$216 $243-$317
CX 5 $161-$222 $248-$327
CX 7 $201-$269 $317-$389
CX 9 $193-$261 $305-$378
Mazda2 $147-$205 $227-$299
Mazda3 $156-$222 $241-$325
Mazda5 $242-$318 $378-$461
Mazda6 $179-$247 $282-$356
Millenia $190-$256 $299-$369
MPV $242-$318 $378-$461
MX 3 $162-$222 $249-$325
Mx 5 Miata $204-$279 $321-$403
Mx 5 Miata Rf $204-$272 $321-$393
MX 6 $181-$247 $285-$356
Navajo $201-$269 $317-$389
Protege $158-$222 $244-$325
Protege5 $162-$222 $249-$325
Tribute $161-$222 $248-$327
Nissan 200sx $204-$272 $321-$393
240sx $255-$334 $398-$484
Altima $221-$301 $345-$437
Armada $240-$316 $375-$458
CUBE $208-$276 $326-$400
Frontier Crew Cab $286-$356 $437-$528
Frontier King Cab $286-$356 $437-$528
Frontier Regular Cab $288-$356 $440-$528
GT R $221-$291 $346-$422
Juke $203-$271 $319-$391
Kicks $203-$271 $319-$391
King Cab $286-$354 $437-$525
Maxima $224-$307 $351-$443
Murano $244-$324 $383-$470
NX $208-$276 $326-$400
Pathfinder $243-$324 $380-$470
Pathfinder Armada $242-$316 $378-$458
Quest $291-$367 $444-$542
Regular Cab $286-$354 $437-$525
Rogue $205-$277 $322-$402
Rogue Select $209-$277 $328-$402
Rogue Sport $203-$271 $319-$391
Sentra $195-$272 $307-$393
Stanza $226-$298 $353-$431
Titan Crew Cab $223-$297 $350-$429
Titan King Cab $223-$297 $350-$429
Titan Single Cab $223-$295 $350-$426
Titan Xd Crew Cab $225-$297 $353-$429
Titan Xd King Cab $225-$297 $353-$429
Titan Xd Single Cab $225-$297 $353-$429
Versa $189-$259 $299-$375
Versa Note $191-$257 $302-$372
Xterra $246-$324 $385-$470
Ram 1500 Classic Crew Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
1500 Classic Quad Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
1500 Classic Regular Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
1500 Crew Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
1500 Quad Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
1500 Regular Cab $190-$256 $375-$455
2500 Crew Cab $186-$256 $367-$455
2500 Mega Cab $186-$256 $367-$455
2500 Regular Cab $186-$256 $367-$455
3500 Crew Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
3500 Mega Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
3500 Regular Cab $189-$256 $372-$455
Dakota Crew Cab $241-$315 $474-$556
Dakota Extended Cab $241-$315 $474-$556
Subaru Ascent $232-$306 $455-$545
B9 Tribeca $232-$306 $455-$545
Baja $268-$334 $516-$602
BRZ $240-$314 $473-$555
Crosstrek $191-$259 $377-$460
Forester $192-$266 $377-$471
Impreza $191-$264 $375-$469
Justy $198-$264 $387-$469
Legacy $207-$286 $405-$509
Loyale $198-$264 $387-$469
Outback $226-$306 $443-$545
Tribeca $232-$306 $455-$545
XV Crosstrek $193-$259 $380-$460
Toyota 4Runner $218-$294 $426-$523
86 $231-$303 $452-$542
Avalon $208-$284 $407-$505
Avalon Hybrid $212-$284 $416-$505
C HR $185-$249 $363-$441
Camry $197-$272 $385-$485
Camry Hybrid $197-$264 $385-$471
Celica $221-$296 $433-$528
Corolla $171-$245 $338-$434
Corolla Hatchback $188-$254 $371-$451
Corolla Hybrid $171-$233 $338-$414
Corolla IM $188-$254 $371-$451
Cressida $209-$279 $410-$494
Echo $176-$240 $347-$423
Fj Cruiser $224-$296 $438-$526
Highlander $219-$296 $430-$526
Highlander Hybrid $222-$296 $435-$526
Land Cruiser $209-$282 $410-$500
Matrix $186-$254 $369-$451
MR2 $230-$303 $448-$542
Paseo $186-$254 $369-$451
Previa $261-$339 $513-$599
Prius $184-$254 $362-$451
Prius C $188-$254 $371-$451
Prius Plug In Hybrid $188-$254 $371-$451
Prius Prime $188-$254 $371-$451
Prius V $188-$254 $371-$451
Rav4 $184-$255 $361-$453
Rav4 Hybrid $184-$249 $361-$443
Rav4 Prime $184-$248 $361-$439
Regular Cab $242-$316 $478-$560
Sequoia $217-$288 $424-$514
Sienna $255-$339 $501-$599
Solara $206-$275 $403-$491
T100 Regular Cab $254-$330 $499-$583
T100 Xtracab $254-$330 $499-$583
Tacoma Access Cab $250-$328 $493-$580
Tacoma Double Cab $250-$330 $493-$583
Tacoma Regular Cab $252-$330 $496-$583
Tacoma Xtracab $254-$330 $499-$583
Tercel $182-$248 $359-$440
Tundra Access Cab $204-$272 $400-$482
Tundra Crewmax $200-$270 $394-$479
Tundra Double Cab $200-$272 $394-$482
Tundra Regular Cab $200-$272 $394-$482
Venza $222-$296 $435-$526
Xtra Cab $242-$316 $478-$560
Yaris $175-$240 $344-$423
Yaris Hatchback $176-$240 $347-$423
Yaris IA $176-$240 $347-$423

Between parts and labor, a timing belt replacement will run you anywhere from around $350 to $1,000, and the odd vehicle might be even more. Once the technician has the front engine cover off, they’ll be able to identify if anything else needs attention at the same time, like a leaking front crankshaft oil seal or a camshaft oil seal, so there could be additional costs.


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