2005 Dodge Stratus Q&A

2005 Dodge Stratus Question: $Waterpump Replacement Cost$

I was told by Meineke I need to have my water pump and timing belt replaced on my 05' Dodge Stratus for $1000.00. Holy crap I was shocked! I didn't even know I had an issue. I took it to get serviced and that day the temp light came on. I asked them about it and they said they would take a look. The outcome is as is above. I don't know what to do. I just dont have that money laying around. Should I shop around for other prices and see what I find? Or is this one right and a decent cost to fix the issue. -
Answer 1
You can double check that estimate here http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=4282 and get another estimate here http://repairpal.com/directory?address=68116&car_brand_names=Dodge I tried to look it up for you but there is 4 engines for this vehicle -
Comment 1
Thats about right. I have an 05' Dodge Stratus SXT sedan and paid $1100 to have the water pump and timing belt done. -
Answer 2
i had my belt replaced for 340 but i purchased belt myself about 25 bucks never did water pump i say shop around because when my belt broke my car wouldnt start so if you drove there your belt is good -