VW Jetta Timing Belt Replacement Cost for 1.8T 20 Valve Models

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

How Long Does It Take?

How long does VW Jetta timing belt replacement take?How long does it take to replace the VW Jetta 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 VW Jetta 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 VW Jetta Timing Belt Kits ranging from $150.00 - $280.00 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 VW Jetta? Wondering About Timing Belt Replacement?

Many people who are looking to buy a used VW Jetta 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.VW Jetta Timing Belt Replacement Service Records

Example of Negotiation:
2004 VW Jetta 1.8T 20 Valve - 130,000 Miles - Asking Price: $5,995
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 VW Jetta Timing Belt Replacement Kits

BLAU OFFICIAL O.E. INA VW Jetta Timing Belt Kits for 1.8T 20 Valve Engine

Gen II BLAU® VW Jetta 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 VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

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

    Buy VW Jetta 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 VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

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

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket & Hardware
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seal

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Serpentine Belt Pulley Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Bracket
      Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

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  • Enhanced Plus INA VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit 1.8T

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

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

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ O-Ring
      Gasket & Hardware
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Thermostat Housing w/ Hardware
    • 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
    • Motor Mount to Frame Rail Bolts
    • Motor Mount to Engine Bracket
      Stretch Bolts
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      VW Jetta 1.8T Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy VW Jetta Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +