cam belt change on year two thousand

does any one know how much to change a cam belt on the A 4 Avante year 2002 with 58000 miles .
if possible diy or what main agent will charge malcolm

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2002
Which engine?
If its a 1.8/1.8T you'd be looking at around 450+VAT at the dealer - maybe slightly more.
If you are in the South east (of the UK), www.wheelbase.uk.com will do it for a bit less and give a good service.
DIY will cost you around 225 in parts for the belt, tensioner, pulley and idler pulley and then the AC Belt, the Serpantine belt and the PAS/Waterpump belt - you'd be mad not to change the 3 V belts while you were in there. Its a long job but not especially difficult - you have to pull the front of the car apart.
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its a1900 tdi 5speed thanks ian same money or less
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I don't know - can't imagine it would be significantly less. Suggest you riung the nearest VW dealer & ask - they usually have "menu" pricing for cambelts & should just be able to give you a figure. Make sure that it includes changing the tensioners & rollers & also ask about the external drive belts as well - might as well do 'em all while they are in there.
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Iain Miller coughed up:

Mine: 2000 / a4 / 1.8T
Back when I was a Mitsubishi eclipse gsx (AWD) owner, and this car was notorious for dead timing belts at 100 feet past 60,000 miles, I asked a former member of mitsubishi racing about the extra replacements that go along with changing a timing belt on the eclipse.
He told me that replacing the water pump and tensioners was always overkill in cars----and that it was usually a money-scam to make more money for the dealerships and that he never does it.
Perhaps this is easy to say if you actually belong to mitsubishi and all "your" cars are mitsubishi's, but do any of you find this to be true.
These costs are not insignificant once you start adding in *all* these "just-in-case"'s. It really seems to get out of hand. The local guy is demanding $1000 for my a4 TB replacement (new tensioner, water pump, few other belts).
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Thomas, When I bought my '87 5ktq, the guy I bought it from had just had the clutch replaced. A year after I bought it, a whining/hum began which I traced to a leaking rear crank seal. A replacement seal cost me all of about $10, but pulling the tranny and clutch to get at the seal to replace it would cost me big $. From what I read here, and what I hear from other folks who work on cars, it's often the bearings in the waterpump and tensioner that fail and take out the belt. Once the mechanic has the old belt off, it's best to replace those things while they're in there. Chances are, if you replace the other things they would have lasted another 60k miles, if you don't, they'll fail before the next belt change ;-) If they fail (and you catch them), the best case is that it costs you _WAY_ more than it would have had you had it done while the belt was being done. BTW, mechanics on a race team are no more experts on the longevity of parts than regular mechanics - maybe even less so - engines and subjected to hell for a race or a few, and then rebuilt or replaced. Very seldom do race engines drive the car for 60k miles without major work or replacement. Yep, $1000 is alot of money - but so is an engine replacement. Cheers! Steve Sears 1987 Audi 5kTQ 1980 Audi 5k 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes (SPAM Blocker NOTE: Remove SHOES to reply) .......blarphoogy
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Steve Sears coughed up:

Ok, thanks. By the way, I noticed that you have the same dream-sig that I have had.... :) Made me nearly fall over laughing.......
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The problem with not replacing the water pump is that there is a high probablility that it will fail before the TB gets replaced again. My last Audi's water pump went at about 85,000 miles so I think it makes good sense to replace it along with the TB. I don't know about later models but I believe there was an improved tensioner design after my A4 was built in 1998. In fact I understand that tensioner failuire may be a causitive factor in the "failure" of TB's on some A4s.

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Ian S coughed up:

Asked and answered. Thank you very much.
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