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Timing Belt, Fuel Filter and paint question.

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Old 05-25-2007, 06:02 AM
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Default Timing Belt, Fuel Filter and paint question.

I have 101,000 on my 99 Galant and know it is time for the timing belt to be changed soon. I was also thinking of changing the fuel filter. The car is also going to need to be painted.

Got a price for new timing belt, water pump and drive belts done for $640.00. Change fuel filter $110.00 and I have notgotten any paint prices yet.

My question is that I do not have the money right now for the timing belt right now and I am nervous because if it goes, it could be major problems. I do not know if it was ever changed, I bought the car used with about 50K on it.

Question 1 would be: What are the chances of the timing belt going if I do not do it now (obviously depending on if it was done already, but let's assumeit was not donefor now). Would you take the risk? Anyone still driving with the original timing belt?

Question 2 would be: Is it worth changing the fuel filter?

Last would be: Any recceomendations on an inexpensive paint job. I do not need anything fabulous for a paint job. Just to look better then the fading factory paint.

Thank you.
 
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:52 AM
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Default RE: Timing Belt, Fuel Filter and paint question.

Get that Timing belts and water pump changed. Get the timing belts kit with th epulleys and idlers and belt, also get the water pump.
 
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:54 AM
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Default RE: Timing Belt, Fuel Filter and paint question.

You killed that car
 
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:20 PM
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you scored a century Bravo... I am shivering at 61K miles to run without changing belt becasue 'service engine soon' glows...
 
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:12 PM
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Default RE: Timing Belt, Fuel Filter and paint question.

there is no servicable fuel filter.
 
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:56 PM
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Default RE: Timing Belt, Fuel Filter and paint question.

there is no fuel filter. there is a strainer in the tank. It cost 8.99 at O'Reily's auto parts.
 
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:57 AM
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Default Timing belt was in great shape.

Timing belt is done. The one that came off of the car was in great condition. Water pump had a burn smell to it. Wish I could have saved the money.

 
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