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Did I get ripped off?

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by thewishkah, December 9, 2004.

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  1. thewishkah

    thewishkah Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I bring in the Ex cause it has some pretty bad pull, uneven tire wear,and clunks and was leaking coolant. I brought it in it was the upper and lower ball joints (both sides) the radius arm bushings were almost non existant and screwd up the mounts(by the frame) and the leak was from the water pump.

    Ok so it came to $1349 is this way to much for the work that was done? While trying to take off the water pump they ran into a problem with the fan clutch being froze so that had to be replaced as well. So my question to all of you is this, For said repairs,

    Upper & Lower ball joints(both sides), wheel alignment
    Radius arm bushings & mounts
    Water pump & fan clutch
     
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  3. dman726749

    dman726749 Well-Known Member

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    sounds fair to me.....
     
  4. osker75

    osker75 Active Member

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    yeah sounds good. should have came to my shop though would have only been a 15 dollar labor charge !!! but im sure some of the freakn mexican kids would have stole some stuff so it would have been are the same price
     
  5. Ford_Racing_Guy

    Ford_Racing_Guy Well-Known Member

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    sound about right to me also

    back when i had an estimate done my mine when it need 4 balljoints and alignment plus the alignment bushings and labor

    the total came out to $720, and that was at 49.00 an hour
     
  6. Glacier991

    Glacier991 EF Tranny Guru Moderator Emeritus

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    that is a very fair charge for that work.
     
  7. ExplorerSportNu

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    Where did you take it too??? To have the work done?
     
  8. dreamr

    dreamr Well-Known Member

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    Bloody expensive to fix aren't they!!!!

    Sounds about right. Personally though I would have tried to save myself as much labor as possible.
     
  9. RFR2212

    RFR2212 Typing Police Elite Explorer

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    an intelligent response
     
  10. thewishkah

    thewishkah Well-Known Member

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    I went to a shop my fathers friend owns unfortunatley he didnt give me a break lol hes got a very reputable place customer database of well over 800 returning clients. I would love to do most of the work myself but with school, and limited space ( I share a driveway in NYC so its kinda tight on space)
     
  11. Positive Vibes

    Positive Vibes Elite Explorer

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    Yep sounds fair to me too!
     
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    I didnt find one reputable place in the Bay Ridge area, they are all crooks. The best place I found was Pep Boys, yeah Pep Boys.
     






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