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Trying to find Driveway Mechanic in the Northern Virginia area

Discussion in 'ECX - East Coast Xplorers' started by IBrokeDadsCar, February 17, 2015.

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    1. IBrokeDadsCar

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      Hi everyone, not sure if I'm posting this in the right section, but I need to get my AC Evaporator replaced. The dealership is quoting about $1700 to get this done, $1300 of which is labor. I used to be part of the Supra community and we had a couple semi-professional mechanics that worked out of their driveways for lower rates and with arguably better work. Do we know of anyone like this in the Northern Virginia area?
       
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      The evaporator is not an easy job for sure and to do it you need plenty of room to work. Too bad I don't live in Fredericksburg anymore, I would pick up the job in a heartbeat. Now if you would want to go for a drive, come down to Va Beach. I do own a shop and have a TON of experience on all years of explorers and could get you in and out within a day.
       
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      Thanks for your reply Boomin. Not sure if I can make the drive down there just yet, but out of curiosity, what kind of price would you charge for the job?
       
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      I charge $65 an hour and go by book time. Doing a quick lookup its 7.7 hours and +.2 if you have rear hvac. Then add the cost of the evaporator core, recharge, coolant ect. You would still under a grand out the door though. Send me a PM if your serious and I'll work you up an exact price.
       

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