2003 Audi A4 Quattro Q&A

2003 Audi A4 Quattro Question: Timing Belt

My car has only 36,000 miles on it, but the dealer is recommending I replace the timing belt because it is now 7 years old, and that is the recommendation in the manual. Do I need to do it this soon, given the low mileage? My quote is about $3,000!! -
Answer 1
The dealer is right because of the age of the belt, but you can compare prices here www.repairpal.com/estimator and get another estimate here www.repairpal.com/directory best to have a couple of estimates for a job of this size -
Related Items:
My MIL came on and after taking it to a certified Audi mechanic, I was told that the timing belt should also get replaced, since practically the entire engine needs to be taken out. I had th...
timing belt was just replaced and now the cam tensioner is making a noise at idle and goes away with incre...
how to replace timing belt
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overhe...
Dealer state the belt needs replacement at 75k. Price (private/dealer) is $1300 to $1800. Does this have to happen at this milage? Do these price quotes I am getting sound about right?