TIMING BELT on 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

my jetta has been a great car has 90,000 miles on it the dealer told me i need to replace the timing belt is this nessecary if so how much would replacing the timing belt cost

Asked by for the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
It is an interference fit engine and does serious damage if the timing belt breaks, I would recommend doing it at 90,000 miles. For the bear timing belt replacement the labor guide says 4 to 4.5 hours but water pump, tensioner and oil seals would also be advisable to change when you are in there.
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I believe you may have a timing chain not a timing belt. If you've kept your engine well maintained for the 90,000 miles there is a chance you don't need to replace your timing chain. I'd consult your local VW dealership before replacing it.