Volkswagen Passat Timing Belt Replacement

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Timing Belt Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Timing Belt Replacement costs $605 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$266 to $1095
Labor: $133 -$603
Parts: $133 -$492
Average Dealer price
$449 to 1629
Average Shop price
$330 to 1192
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$964.42Shop/Dealer Price$1194.90 - $1784.25
2003 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1027.48Shop/Dealer Price$1247.95 - $1766.26
2000 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1115.74Shop/Dealer Price$1357.05 - $1886.63
1991 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$507.88Shop/Dealer Price$631.85 - $935.69
2002 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$977.48Shop/Dealer Price$1199.44 - $1718.86
1993 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.9L DieselService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$609.56Shop/Dealer Price$749.76 - $1122.98
1999 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$977.48Shop/Dealer Price$1191.13 - $1704.32
2005 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$893.74Shop/Dealer Price$1084.29 - $1466.12
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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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Tien

19 years of experience
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Tien
19 years of experience
Tien was great. He serviced the car perfectly and gave me advice on other services I may need in the future. He accepted this job when others declined. He has a strong work ethic and follows through. He obviously knows his craft and did a great job on getting my daughter's car back on the road. I would recommend him without reservation. Thanks Tien for doing a great job.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - TIMING BELT - DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA

Manuel

28 years of experience
141 reviews
Manuel
28 years of experience
The overall experience was great! Manuel is very knowledgeable. I'll probably be scheduling appointment with him from now on whenever any of our cars needs anything.
2002 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - TIMING BELT - IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

Robert

27 years of experience
435 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - TIMING BELT - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$964.42Shop/Dealer Price$1194.90 - $1784.25
2003 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1027.48Shop/Dealer Price$1247.95 - $1766.26
2000 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$1115.74Shop/Dealer Price$1357.05 - $1886.63
1991 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$507.88Shop/Dealer Price$631.85 - $935.69
2002 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$977.48Shop/Dealer Price$1199.44 - $1718.86
1993 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.9L DieselService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$609.56Shop/Dealer Price$749.76 - $1122.98
1999 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$977.48Shop/Dealer Price$1191.13 - $1704.32
2005 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeTiming Belt ReplacementEstimate$893.74Shop/Dealer Price$1084.29 - $1466.12
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