I need to replace the timing belt (chain) on a 2003 Saturn L300 with 92000 miles on it. How much can I expect this to cost for parts and labor and will I need to replace anything else connected with this?
Your timing belt get's replaced at 100,000 mile's so you still have a little time for that. The labor is 3.5hrs time's shop labor rate 80-100 per hr?The factory list price on the belt is 113 plus tax. As far as belt goes you can just replace the belt. But you will also be do for your 100,000 mile service.
December, 30, 2010 AT 12:12 AM
Thanks so much. What else would be included in the 100000 service, if you don't mind me asking? I am thinking of buying this car for about $1600, is it worth it?
December, 30, 2010 AT 12:28 AM
I posted the Maintenance for the 100,000 mile service. As far as if it's a good deal I can only tell you this go to www. Kellybluebook. Com put in the mileage all the option's and it will tell you the dealer and private party fair price's. Very helpfully when buying a used car I have used it to help me buy used car's.
December, 30, 2010 AT 1:02 AM
Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate all the information. One last question, I read on a blog (not sure the reliability, that's why I'm asking) that when the timing belts replaced the water pump should be too. Is that usually the case? I'm kinda in a financial bind right now and don't want to get stuck sinking a ton of money in a car. Again thank you so much and happy holidays to you and your family.
December, 30, 2010 AT 1:17 AM
The reason they say that is because the water pump is under the timing cover and it would be cheaper to replace it when you do the belt.I have seen a lot of the 2000-2002 L model saturn's water pump leak but the later L model's not so many.