2008 Pilot Timing Belt Change

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by tww1491, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. tww1491

    tww1491 Guest

    Our 03 Pilot with 83k miles will be coming up on a t-belt change May 2010 --
    7 years. I was having new tires installed today at a Firestone Care Center
    on Robins AFB (Destination LE), and asked for a quote on a belt change. The
    price suprised me -- 665.00 which included the water pump, tensioner and so
    forth. I recollect the dealer telling me the cost was around $1000.00. I am
    a little leary of using someone other than the Honda dealer who I have dealt
    with for years and have had good service. Any comments on experiences with
    tww1491, Nov 14, 2009
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    Tegger Guest

    I've had, and heard of, little but poor experiences with the likes of
    Firestone, Sears and other chains.

    Plus, you ought to do proper research into those prices. Chances are good
    Firestone is using cheaper aftermarket parts, which are not nearly as good
    as OEM, and aftermarket coolant. You should also get a complete list of the
    parts included by both garages. Firstone may be a few parts short of what
    the dealer was going to install.
    Tegger, Nov 14, 2009
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    tww1491 Guest

    That was my gut feeling. You get what you pay for -- plus I would have
    recourse with Honda if a dealt with the dealer. Leave Firestone to tires!
    tww1491, Nov 14, 2009
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    the Firestone dealer I bought new tires from recently tried to screw me by
    quoting replacement of the entire lower control arm for $400($300 plus
    labor) because of a worn ball joint.I bought a new ball joint from Advance
    Auto for $15,borrowed (for free)from them the press tool to install it,it
    took me 2.5 hrs in the parking lot.It would have taken them less than an
    hour on a lift,using air tools.
    Now,this was on a 2003 Sentra SpecV,but the example still is valid.


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    Jim Yanik, Nov 14, 2009
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    Flatlander Guest

    That sounds a bit high to me for a non-Honda shop. A year ago, the
    Honda dealer quoted me $650 and an independent shop $450 using the
    Honda belt. Both included the water pump in the deal.
    Flatlander, Nov 15, 2009
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    tww1491 Guest

    Was that a 4 cylinder price or the V6.
    tww1491, Nov 15, 2009
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