Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Cost for 1.8T 20 Valve Models

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How much does it cost to replace the Audi A4 timing belt on the 1.8 Turbo 20 Valve? How long does it take to change the timing belt on an Audi A4 1.8 Turbo 20 Valve? How much will the parts cost? How much will labor cost? Thinking of buying an Audi A4 1.8T and wondering about timing belt replacement?

How Long Does It Take?

How long does Audi A4 timing belt replacement take?How long does it take to replace the Audi A4 timing belt on the 1.8 Turbo 20 Valve? The average timing belt service labor time for this engine is around 6-8 hours depending on the technician's experience and the amount of timing belt parts being replaced.

How Much Does It Cost?

1.8T Audi A4 Timing Belt Labor CostThe average shop labor rate is $75 - $200 per hour. The lesser amount is often found in smaller cities and the more expensive labor rate seems to align itself with larger cites. Depending on shop rate, technicians experience, and the amount of timing belt parts being replaced it can cost approximately $600-$1,600. This is just the labor cost (not including parts).

How Much Do The Parts Cost?

It depends. Some choose to source the parts themselves, while others get the parts through their repair shop. Some repair shops prefer to supply the parts themselves. This allows for cost margins and potential profits on the parts. Also, they can control the type of parts used, reducing the potential problem of having customers come back with part issues.

You won't have to worry about this with our INA Gen II BLAU Audi A4 Timing Belt Kits ranging from $150.00 - $290.00 and include the same OFFICIAL O.E. parts that came on your car from the factory, just without the genuine logo. This is a huge savings vs retail dealer cost. Have your mechanic call us!


Looking to Buy A Used Audi A4? Wondering About Timing Belt Replacement?

Many people who are looking to buy a used Audi A4 1.8T start researching the cost of replacing the timing belt. It's best to purchase a car that comes with service history records from the previous owner. Owners who value their car and took care of it will have a record of all service history, an indication of the vehicle's overall shape and reliability. The importance of service records is indisputable. A seller without any service records, is looking to take advantage of the "inexperienced" buyer, making more money at their expense.

Inspecting a timing belt that "seems fine" isn't enough. You'll also want to confirm when the last timing belt service was performed with the appropriate documentation. Don't just take the word of a seller saying "Oh, I think I changed it around 30,000 miles ago." Assumptions and no documents means RISK. Calculate the cost of timing belt replacement into your purchase price if they don't have the records.Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Service Records

Example of Negotiation:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T 20 Valve - 102,000 Miles - Asking Price: $7,900
Buyer: "When was the timing belt done last."
Seller: "Oh, I just did it. I think it was about 30,000 miles ago."
Buyer: "Do you have the paperwork?"
Seller: "No, I don't."
Buyer: "Well with no documentation, I'll have to get it replaced to establish a guarantee baseline. That will cost me around $700-$1,800. Are you willing to take $700-$1,800 off the purchase price?"

 

1.8T Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Kits

1997 - 2000 Models with AEB, ATW Engine Code

Please Note:1997-1999 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will NOT need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

2000 model year has 3 different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm their engine code. This kit is for owners with the AEB or ATW engine codes. [System Details]

Gen II BLAU® Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.8T engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

  • Base INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    • INA Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Base

    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    • INA Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Saleri Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Water Pump
      V-Belt
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering
      Alternator Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    • Intermediate Shaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    • INA Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Saleri Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Water Pump
      V-Belt
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering
      Alternator Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    • Intermediate Shaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (2 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +

2000 - 2001 Early VIN and AWM Engine Code

Please Note: 2000 model years have 3 different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm their engine code. This kit is for 2000 owners with the AWM engine code. How To Determine Your Audi Engine Code.

All 2001 models have the AWM engine code. However, 2001 AWM engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt system possibilities. 2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the early VIN system, up to VIN 042384. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

Gen II BLAU® Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.8T engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

  • Base INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Base

    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering
      Alternator Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Hardware
    • NTN Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering
      Alternator Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (2 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +

2001 - 2001 Later VIN and AWM Engine Code

Please Note: All 2001 models have the AWM engine code. However, 2001 AWM engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt system possibilities. 2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the later VIN system, starting with VIN 042385. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

Gen II BLAU® Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.8T engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

  • Base INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Base

    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering
      Alternator Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing
      Belt
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Power Steering
      Alternator Serpentine Belt
    • Flennor Gates AC Compressor
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (2 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +

B6 Platform 2002-2005 Models

2002-2005 [2003-2006 Cabriolet] 1.8T Audi A4 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will not need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

Gen II BLAU® Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 1.8T engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.

  • Base INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing Belt
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Base

    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the OFFICIAL O.E. INA brand for decades. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, damper, and hardware contained in this BASE kit are the same as those directly supplied to VAG.
  • Enhanced INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing Belt
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi A4 Timing Belt
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner
    • Lintens Audi A4 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler w/ Bracket
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket and Water Pump Bolts
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal
    3 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (2 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A4 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi A4 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +