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2004 Acura TSX Question: How much should it cost to repair a drive chain?

 

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milkman71, Knox, PA, August 26, 2014, 18:11
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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?

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    August 26, 2014, 18:41
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    $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.

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    August 26, 2014, 19:21
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    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!!!!!!!!

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    milkman71, August 26, 2014, 19:37
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    What about the price from parts geek? The timing chain was only $95.

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    pushrod, August 26, 2014, 19:50
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    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!

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