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Hi. How much should I be paying for installation of new water pump, timing belt, idler and three seals?

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Bogi Lateiner, Owner and Technician at 180 Degrees Automotive Hi Joan! This depends on a few things, what year your 4Runner is and which engine is in it, as well as the labor rate at the shop you decide to bring it to. I looked it up on a V6 engine. If you have a different engine the numbers may go up or down a bit. According to the Labor Guide this job should take about 4.4 hours, so multiply that by their shop rate and add parts and taxes. As for parts there is a range of what may or may not be needed and the technician won*t know until they get into your engine. On the high side - using dealer parts and assuming they need to replace not only the water pump, belt and seals - but also the timing belt tensioner and pulleys and accessory belts... parts can be as high as $675. If a shop has a labor rate of $100/hour this brings you to about $1115 plus tax. This should be a *very* high side quote, assuming they replace all seals, all pulleys, tensioner and all belts in addition to the timing belt and water pump. Hope that helps! Bogi Lateiner

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Joan, Take a look at this site. It does a pretty good job of giving you prices in the area you live for repairs. Lori Johnson

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