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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4dr 2WD V6 Manual

2000 Nissan Xterra
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility
17 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
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October 10, 2012, 1:32 pm

Michelle D

Question: Belt replacement

Hi - When I came in for service in September there were a number of services that were recommended for my car in the next 6 months.

The most strongly recommended was a belt replacement that was difficult to access and would cost ~$1K. I was wondering what of the other recommended service items should be done at the same time, given their location in the engine.

If there are a couple difficult-to-access things that need repair, I'd rather knock those out at the same time to save on labor costs.

If you could let me know which services you recommend I group together next and what that would cost, I'd appreciate it. That will help me budget and plan when to bring her in.

Thank you, Michelle Lally Daftari

(fyi - my service records could be under Michelle Lally or Michelle Daftari)

October 22, 2012, 8:52 pm

Tyler O

Not sure why the timing belt would cost $1000! The labor is about 3.5 hours and the part is listed at $40.23

The belt tensioner should be replaced at the same time, adding some minor additional cost.

The water pump should be done at the same time thanks to some overlap labor. On it's own the pump is booked at 3.5 hours

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