I have a '99 Pathfinder with the 3.3L V6 engine with 102k mi on it and need to get the timing belt replaced. One shop told me they would replace the camshaft seals and front crankshaft seal at the same time. The labor-only cost for the timing belt, water pump and seals is $450, and the cost for the timing belt itself is $42, with the grand total being $675 (including water pump and coolant). There was no mention of a "timing belt kit" which would include the tensioner (or so i have been told).
Another shop is quoting more because he charges the "suggested retail price" of the timing belt kit because he says the tensioner should be replaced with the belt. He also states that the Pathfinder's seals are something like 4.8hrs of labor because they are not located in the front just behind the timing belt pulleys (where the seals on the 3.3L V6 Frontier engine are located) and he does not recommend that I do the seals based on the cost of the labor and he has not had problems with them leaking. He believes the other shop is mistaken to say they will replace the camshaft seals and front crankshaft seal at no additional charge. His grand total is $785.
I am hoping that someone will be able to offer me their thoughts on the discrepancies between the two shops-- which one is right? And is the second shop charging too much??