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Old 03-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Who wants to do a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder timing belt/water pump job?

doing my research now on parts and labor. Looking at approx. 5 hrs. Would like to spend $200 on labor...if any takers here, let me know! Of course, I'd be looking for references...

- timing belt
- water pump w/gasket
- front cam seal
- front crank seal
- tensioner pulley
- thermostat w/gasket
- antifreeze
- driving/accessory belts

need to check the coolant hoses (upper/lower) too for wear and tear...not sure how to do that! lol...might as well buy the part and return it if I don't need it, I guess.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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5 hours of labor on a new car always turns into double that since you have to get familiar with it + research time. Just saying...
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^ this.
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by new car you mean it's new to the person looking at it for the first time? yeah, I was looking for independent mechanics that know what they're doing already...I have no interest in contributing to this job or researching what to do. I have a shop I go to and they're pretty good for small stuff but before I reached out to them I wanted to check here to gauge interest.

Edit: and my 5-hr estimate was based on ALLDATA.
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by new car you mean it's new to the person looking at it for the first time? yeah, I was looking for independent mechanics that know what they're doing already...I have no interest in contributing to this job or researching what to do. I have a shop I go to and they're pretty good for small stuff but before I reached out to them I wanted to check here to gauge interest.
Ah ok, I thought you were asking to see if one of us wanted to do it. I don't know of any, sorry
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You are looking for a shop? $200 in labor is 2hrs max around here, at any shop u go to.

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You are looking for a shop? $200 in labor is 2hrs max around here, at any shop u go to.

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maybe nissan mechanics are cheaper. But you won't find a $40/hr shop.
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lol I'll report my findings...which I expect will be nothing, lol, based on your feedback I definitely was looking for local support from the board, but only if it was someone who had prior experience with this car/engine.
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probably want to check a Nissan Pathfinder forum
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probably want to check a Nissan Pathfinder forum
done, which is where i got the time estimate, parts list, and target labor cost that another forum member paid in another state.
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I just did one on a friends Pathfinder... I would do it for $250, but I am a bit far from you
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