The recommendation is correct but if the vehicle is being used often and not under extreme conditions, the belt might be able to last for a while more. If you wish to do so, at least get the belt condition inspected.
Parts should cost between $200 and $400 depending on other factors such as valve cover gaskets, balancer belts etc. Labor time is 3.6 hours and an additional.5 hour if the seals are replaced.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 AT 11:37 AM