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Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Timing Belt Replacement costs $537 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$232 to $1087
Labor: $133 -$544
Parts: $99 -$543
Average Dealer price
$381 to 1741
Average Shop price
$287 to 1264
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1996 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$788.12Shop/Dealer Price$971.87 - $1395.51
1984 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$548.36Shop/Dealer Price$654.87 - $854.21
1986 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.6L Turbo DieselService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$526.44Shop/Dealer Price$633.17 - $824.84
1982 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$485.36Shop/Dealer Price$600.54 - $806.37
2014 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1300.68Shop/Dealer Price$1607.02 - $2403.04
2002 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$659.32Shop/Dealer Price$798.49 - $1116.23
1997 Volkswagen JettaV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$776.28Shop/Dealer Price$958.66 - $1413.98
2013 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.4L Turbo HybridService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1334.04Shop/Dealer Price$1654.30 - $2538.58
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Service

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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Maxwell

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Maxwell
15 years of experience
Very good mechanic, arrived on time and did an excellent job with no problems and was quicker than anticipated. Highly recommend.
2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - TIMING BELT - CONROE, TEXAS

Duane

22 years of experience
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Duane
22 years of experience
5 stars +. Did an awesome job!!! Came in way below my estimate and even inspected the car for other issues. My dealership wanted to charge me way more. Definitely going to use him again. And he's a really nice guy in top of that.
2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT - OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Joseph

17 years of experience
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Joseph
17 years of experience
Joseph is an excellent mechanic with a genuine disposition. After he completed everything, he gave me tips on repairs I could do myself. I have highly recommended him to my friends and family.
2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT - SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH

Chris

19 years of experience
1126 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
great service. arrived earlier, which was great. although he was not feeling 100% he left me 100% satisfied. Will use again.
2004 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - TIMING BELT - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$788.12Shop/Dealer Price$971.87 - $1395.51
1984 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$548.36Shop/Dealer Price$654.87 - $854.21
1986 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.6L Turbo DieselService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$526.44Shop/Dealer Price$633.17 - $824.84
1982 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.7LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$485.36Shop/Dealer Price$600.54 - $806.37
2014 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1300.68Shop/Dealer Price$1607.02 - $2403.04
2002 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$659.32Shop/Dealer Price$798.49 - $1116.23
1997 Volkswagen JettaV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$776.28Shop/Dealer Price$958.66 - $1413.98
2013 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.4L Turbo HybridService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1334.04Shop/Dealer Price$1654.30 - $2538.58
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