Our Acura TSX has over 100,000 miles on it. Three days ago it would not start that morning. We had it towed via AAA to a local repair shop. He thinks it may be the Drive belt. He wants to order the "kit". It would cost $500. He quoted a total of $800 including labor. However, after researching a couple of online part websites the chain itself is only $95. The total for a chain, cover gasket, chain tensioner, Guide rail and Tensioner Adjuster only came to $248. What is in a kit and is he trying to overcharge for the parts?
How much should it cost to repair a drive chain? on 2004 Acura TSX
by milkman71 in Knox, PA on August 26, 2014
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by csubak30 on August 26, 2014
$800 Hmmm.....If you think he can do it correctly......jump on that price like flies on sh&t!!!! Most places and shops would charge 200-600 more than that for the same job.
ANSWER by pushrod on August 26, 2014
I agree with cb30! NAPA Timing Chain Kit $ 629.10 /ea Part Number: ATM 05495400 Product Line: Altrom Imports IMPORTANT INFO: Gears Not Included This is a QUAILITY timing chain kit, straight from NAPA's.. home site!!!!!!!!
COMMENT by milkman71 on August 26, 2014
What about the price from parts geek? The timing chain was only $95.
COMMENT by pushrod on August 26, 2014
Go for it but keep in mind the quality of the parts you are getting!!!.... I posted a quality "timing kit' ... not just the chain!! The shop has got to make money and at that price you got...,it ain't much!!!... I do understand where you are coming from though!