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    Timing Belt Questions

    Hearing that thumping noise towards the back of my car and the overall feel is just off. Safe to say my timing belt is shot. Wondering how long I can drive on it before replacing it and also wondering how much it will cost to replace?

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    Timing belt will not make a thumping noise in the rear of your car, and if your timing belt is shot you can't drive it. Timing belt at a reputable shop is going to cost between $700-1000, because water pump is basically part of the job. When you figure it in $1000 for timing belt/tune up is cheaper than $4000+ for a top end rebuild.

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    Re: Timing Belt Questions

    Also, if you have a 3.6L, it is equipped with a chain rather than a belt...

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    Re: Timing Belt Questions

    So what is it that's making the thumping noise in the rear of my car? I know I've seen tons of people on these forums have the same exact problem.

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    Elaborate on "thumping"

    Or how about uploading a recording of it?
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