I have a 4-cylinder 1997 Honda Accord LX with 80,300 miles, automatic transmission, 2 wheel drive. I bought the car 10 months ago and have only put 3000 miles on it. I took it in to my local Honda dealer to have a dead battery replaced and alternator tested. The Honda service tech said he noticed I had very worn belts in the engine and should be replaced immediately, especially the timing belt. He also said both front outer c-v boots were on the verge of cracking and should be replaced also. He said both these items should be done ASAP to keep costs down in case a belt did fail or a c-v boot did crack and potentially lead to axle replacements. This made sense to me. He also said the oil pan gasket was starting to seep, but was not ciritical to fix immediately.
He quoted me $850.00 to replace the belts, $595.00 to replace the c-v boots, and $395.00 to replace the oil pan gasket. The costs (especially the c-v boot replacement) seemed a bit high. However, if these prices are in line, I would pay for him to do the work. I do love this car and want to keep it a long time, however, I don't want to pay prices that aren't realistic. Do you think these prices for parts and repair are accurate?
have the same problem?
Friday, June 29th, 2007 AT 10:43 AM