What basis was used for this? Belts are replaced based on mileage, while chains are replaced based on actual need.Told I need a timing belt. What should one expect as repair cost?
Both are distinct possibilities, but like many threads here, a new person leaves a question and then never returns to respond to the answers left by other members.Wouldn't you say it's perfectly reasonable that somebody heard OP has a 15 year old car and recommend that he replace the timing belt before he destroys his engine? If you don't know the ecotecs well, it's perfectly reasonable to assume that a small 4-cylinder has a timing belt. It might just be someone looking out for him. Better safe than sorry.
Or second - maybe the OP himself has already had a failure diagnosed and simply didn't realize there was a difference between the two? If he's asking for cost, he's obviously not a DIY'er and just made an innocent mistake.
As you will learn young jedi, these cars are like working on Ferraris. There are systems/mechanicals that require very different repair procedures compared to "normal" cars. And if someone calls it a timing belt....I'm out!!! They WILL NOT touch my car!!!There are a lot of people lining up to throw stones awful quickly here.
Whoa Nelly! Didn't read to me like Ghost was launching a personal attack. :huh:Ghost I'm not sure what bone you have to pick with me but maybe try reading my post next time rather then just launching a personal attack. Or send me a PM. OP said nothing about any mechanic.