Re: 4.7 Timing belt replacement cost
My sonís friend was given a 2004 Tundra by his grandfather. It was well maintained with regular oil changes and had a timing belt replacement at about 120,000 miles. The truck now has 225,000 miles and needed the timing belt changed again. The kid is a new driver so I agreed to help him out.
I am a competent mechanic but most of my experience is on American Iron, but I found a lot of very helpful step by step videos on You Tube that laid the process out very clearly. Like others, I bought all the OEM parts on Amazon, including the 60 dollar tool to hold the crank in place while torquing the crank bolt.
I believe we spent 400 to 450 bucks on parts which included new antifreeze, oil and oil filter, air filter, and other small odds and ends.
From start to finish it was a 9-10 hour job for us, but we spent time watching sections of the You Tube videos especially while lining up the marks on the timing belt and cam pulleys. If I did the same job again, I am sure I could shave off a couple of hours.
Based our our experience, 1100 bucks at the dealer seems about right. As others mentioned, a small shop may be able to do it for a bit less. I am not sure of your mechanical abilities, but it is not a difficult job. If you take your time and pay attention, it can be accomplished in a home garage.
Last edited by Used2BGMC; 05-17-2019 at 12:38 PM.