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How much would anyone expect to pay in labor to replace a water pump and serpentine belt on a 96 ford t-bird? Thanks for your help.

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how deep is your wallet? the fact that u drive a high price pos means ya pay double
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I have not replaced a water pump in years but my old 85 cutlass used to run alround $150.00 back in ther early 90's The belt is probably $35.00 installed.
On Sat, 21 May 2005 02:36:14 GMT, mustrang888_8@ yahoo.com wrote:

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why on earth would u quote a gm product when he has a ford that is helpful lmfao
U GO GIRL
do they usae the same plugs too??/
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and the useless bovine rectal drivel you gave is any better???

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please ignore the village idiot, his only job here is to insult people and give out bad advice. you do not state what motor you have, but a base pricing should be in the $150 to $250 area .

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The motor I had was a 305 V8 on an 85 Olds and this was years ago. I realizie that it is not relavent here. Sorry for the useless reply.
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Your reply was far from useless. The only thing useless is the drivel that spews forth from the afore mentioned idiot.
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Quite simply, I would pay what the signs says their hourly rate is. Generally, 60 minutes or less is the same price. 70 minutes is the same as 120 minutes. You'll also find shops use a schedule which sets the times. For example: it might say that it will take 1 hr to remove the old, and one hour to install the new. That's two hours labor.
Or it might say it takes 1.5 hors to replace the old pump with a new pump, plus 20 minutes to refill the radiator, plus 20 minutes to install the belt.
labor for each being billed separately comes to a total 4 hours (remember a fraction of an hour is billed as an hour so 1.5 hours equals 2 hours charged).
These are just ways I have seen it worked in a lot of places. So I asked once why I got billed so much when two of the jobs were being done at the same time (the oil was being drained and while that was being done, the mechanic was working on a brake line. Both were completed at nearly the same time, so how could I be billed twice as much time. The mechanic pulled up their schedule on his computer. Two jobs, each billed as a single job with 1 hour each. And I was actually out of the place in under an hour. So, I checked around and other shops did it the same way.
This may be something which individual states have different rules for, but auto mechanics have a pretty big lobby.
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