Toyota RAV4 Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office.

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Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Timing Belt Replacement costs $420 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$419 to $456
Labor: $259 -$296
Parts: $160
Average Dealer price
$664
Average Shop price
$508
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1996 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.35 - $992.42
2000 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.60 - $992.86
1998 Toyota RAV4ElectricService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.44 - $992.57
1999 Toyota RAV4ElectricService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.51 - $992.71
1999 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.39 - $992.49
1998 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.33 - $992.39
1997 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.67 - $992.98
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Timing Belt Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Timing Belt all about?

The timing belt is a rubber belt located in the engine compartment behind the drive belts. Its job is to keep the crankshaft in sync with the camshaft(s), ensuring the proper timing and operation of the engine valves and therein, the engine.

Timing Belt

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing a timing belt, also replace the water pump, tensioner, and pulleys.
  • If the pulleys and tensioners should fail after only replacing the belt, it can cause valve or piston damage and lead to more expensive repairs, in order to have the engine run properly. It is therefore essential to replace the whole set.
  • We only replace the water pump if it is driven by the timing belt (true for 60% of the cars).

How it's done:

  • Remove accessories needed to gain access to engine timing cover.
  • Remove engine timing cover, inspect timing belt and pulleys for needed parts.
  • Remove and replace timing belt, water pump, pulleys, and tensioners.
  • Reinstall timing cover and all removed parts.
  • Start engine and check for proper engine operation and engine timing, as well as for cooling system leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer and replace the timing belt as recommended. The timing belt drives the water pump in 60% of the cars. The labor cost of replacing the water pump is significantly higher than the cost of the pump. While replacing the timing belt, it is cost effective to replace the water pump. We highly recommend replacing the timing belt pulleys and tensioners. The tensioner applies pressure to the timing belt keeping it tight, while the pulleys keep the timing belt in line. These components are sealed units that contain bearings (they cannot be lubricated on a regular basis). The bearings wear out over time and may seize, causing the timing belt to come off, which can cause major internal engine damage.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Timing Belt?

  • Abnormal squeaking coming from the timing cover area.
  • If the timing belt breaks, the car will not start.

How important is this service?

Ignoring the replacement of a timing belt as a part of scheduled maintenance, could result in major engine failure down the road. You should not wait for your timing belt to break, it must be serviced regularly.

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Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick called me an hour before the appointment and asked if he could show up early and when he did, he was ready to get to work. Very professional and efficient. Overall, YourMechanic exceeded my expectations!
1999 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT
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Jeffrey
23 years of experience
What a great concept! Less expensive car maintenance that doesn’t get more convenient than your car mechanic making a house call. Jeffrey was on time, professional & honest (as is his wife!). Not only did he change my timing belt but he took care of other eroding belts as well (while showing & explaining to me exactly what was wrong). I have finally found someone I trust to work on my car!
2000 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT
410 reviews
Joe
39 years of experience
Joe's an excellent mechanic with many years of experience he shows up before time to get the job started. He replaced my timing belt and water pump and fan belts on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. I purchase the parts from Advance Auto Parts but it had a defective gasket he had to come back and redo it because of the gasket. He rescheduled the appointment a few days later and finish the job perfect. I suggest instead of buying your own Parts like I did get your parts from Joe this way everything is guaranteed with no extra labor charges.
2002 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT
123 reviews
Alfredo
17 years of experience
Alfredo did a great job installing a new timing belt kit, and very knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to another friend of mine. Would book him again, 5 STARS!!!
1999 TOYOTA CAMRY - TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1996 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.35 - $992.42
2000 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.60 - $992.86
1998 Toyota RAV4ElectricService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.44 - $992.57
1999 Toyota RAV4ElectricService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.51 - $992.71
1999 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.39 - $992.49
1998 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.33 - $992.39
1997 Toyota RAV4L4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$578.70Shop/Dealer Price$712.67 - $992.98
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