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    Arrow Mechanic pricing - how much should a job cost? Put your experiences in here!

    I was thinking it would be cool if we could populate a thread with prices each of us has paid to a mechanic to do a specific job with as much details as possible. That way people can easily tell if they're getting ripped. I don't go to the mechanic often but when I do, I'd like to know if his prices are good. Obviously, there's no substitute to having a trustworthy mechanic but those are getting harder to find.

    I'll start:
    '99 g20t - Clutch Job (full, including TOB) - $690 - ~ 4 hours of labor - OEM parts, new gear oil
    '99 g20t - Wheel Bearings (both sides) - $375 - ~ 2 hours of labor - OEM Parts

    If you can keep it in this format, it'll help people read and search! Ok go!

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    2000 outer CV boot replacemant with parts 50$
    2000 starter replacement 50$+parts
    both took a mechanic about 4 hours, i dont think he was working the whole time tho.

    just got quoted for another cv boot, lower control arm replacement and putting in my teins for about 250.+parts
    local mechanic, took pictures of my axle when it was shiny cleaned when replacing the first boot.

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    C'mon gnetters, help out and throw your stuff in

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    Here's a few common ones:

    95 G20 - Knock Sensor - ~$275 - 1 hr labor - OEM part
    95 G20 - Starter - ~$250-300 - 1 hr labor - OEM part

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    the dreaded starter bill.

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    I've got flat rate charts (P-10), can look that up for anyone interested.

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    533$ for a starter replacemant???

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    I would like to say I will do anyone's starter for half that price

    Lysander iare the charts something you could post up? I would love to see how many hours for each job. This should be public knowledge easily obtainable on the internet so that people aren't screwed by the mechanic.
    How do you know if LSD or not? Like you would check any tranny. Get down there and look for a bulge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polg20 View Post
    533$ for a starter replacemant???
    believe me, if i really had a choice in the matter it could have been done alot cheaper. when your 100 miles from home things change alot. if it had happened in the AM before i left it would have been less. this was a very upscale shop that i took it too. very clean and neat with all snap-on tools.......gotta pay for that shit somehow. but yeah.....dont get caught slipping people. add 75$ to the bill for a tow also.......600$

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    would have been cheaper to tow the 100 miles back home and do it yourself

    And get some AAA man!
    How do you know if LSD or not? Like you would check any tranny. Get down there and look for a bulge.

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    Labour to Replace engine $1,703
    Labour to Rewire and Replace ECU $975
    Labour to Replace Clutch $456
    Replace Passenger side Axle $379
    Transmition Fuild Change $49
    Oil Change $29
    Replace Front Brakes $650

    So far, thats all I have had done by mechanics

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    I can't remember exactly on everything, but an estimate:
    AC Compressor
    Rear Brakes - Factory Pads

    About $900 for everything.

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    Annual inspections- $12.
    Repair of side collision (bent B-pillar) with replacement of side airbag (and seat), sensors, airbag computer, both RH doors on my 2000t- about $3500. including the cost of the wrecked car repaired.
    Replace radiator core, used hood/fenders/lights/bumper on my '95t- $1000. including the cost of the wrecked car.
    R/R tires on rims including balance, $64.
    Replace windshield (Safelite)- $125.

    Everything else, I DIMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robkris8079 View Post
    Lysander are the charts something you could post up? I would love to see how many hours for each job. This should be public knowledge easily obtainable on the internet so that people aren't screwed by the mechanic.
    Not easily transposed (imbedded in parts lists). I will post up a few jobs to give people an idea. Flat rates are a little tricky- it's usually much less time than your average shade tree mechanic, but more time than a really sharp, experienced wrencher with the right tools and a lift. A good place to start, tho.

    -Mac

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    damn, alot of you guys are getting ripped. you need to find a backyard mechanic that only speaks korean. save urself some bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzG20P11 View Post
    .... you need to find a backyard mechanic that only speaks korean. save urself some bucks
    P11 starter ... Approx $300 including labor. Shop owner is a nice old Korean guy. But he did speak enough English to understand what I needed The customer lounge had some computers that I fiddled around on: I'm pretty sure I made a visit to Gnet while I was waiting.

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    $80 labor for starter from a mobile mechanic. Didn't have to pay for tow charge. Took him about 2.5hrs and said the next time he will charge $120.

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    only time i've ever taken my car to the mechanic was when i had to get my passenger axle replaced (both times) it was around $230.00 (parts +2.5hrs of labor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robkris8079 View Post
    would have been cheaper to tow the 100 miles back home and do it yourself

    And get some AAA man!
    i had AAA for like 5 yrs and never used it once......then i cancel it and now i have had like 5 tows in the last 2 yrs..go figure.

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    Labor for:
    Header - $150
    CAI - $150
    Engine mount soon - around $250
    Last edited by burubuduy; Jan 09, 09 at 02:02 AM.

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