$Waterpump Replacement Cost$ on 2005 Dodge Stratus

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.

by in Omaha, NE on April 14, 2010
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , April 14, 2010
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 by , June 07, 2010
Thats about right. I have an 05' Dodge Stratus SXT sedan and paid $1100 to have the water pump and timing belt done.
ANSWER by , January 13, 2011
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