Mechanics

HEAD GASKET REPAIR

2001 Subaru Forester

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Subaru Forester 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 94,000 miles

What price range should I expect to replace one or both head gaskets to fix a leaking head gasket? Also should I consider having the timing belt replaced at the same time with 94,000 miles on the car. And how much extra should the timing belt replacement cost.
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Jmurrell
May 5, 2008.



Each head gasket is gong to run you about $20 while labor will be anywhere from $2000-$3000. You should change your timing belt around every 120,000 miles. Since the engine must be dismantle anyway to reach the HG's, it would be a good idea to get your timing belt changed in the process. This way you won't be paying them again for labor in a year or two for something they had to take off while changing the HG's anyway. The timing belt should only run you about $70.

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Sagerj
Jul 23, 2008.