First, I ask why you needed engine mounts replaced, these generally
last for the life of the vehicle, and yes 135 for labor for replacing
engine mounts seems high. This procedure should take a skilled
mechanic 1 hour at the most and 135/hr labor rate is very high. As for
the strut, generally struts are replaced in pairs but 135 is not too
bad since there is a lot of work involved there. And for the wheel
cylinder, I'm not sure what you mean by that. If you post more info I
will be able to judge better.
that's not true. rubber fatigues and breaks. check the rear trailing
arm bushing on any 1988-2000 civic to see what i mean. then check the
rear motor mount on the same vehicle [if you can see it] and you'll see
it depends on /which/ bushing. go to a junk yard and show me even one
single civic bushing as described that's not shot to bits. same goes
for rear motor mounts. only thing about the latter is that they're not
as easy to see.
First you should understand the vehicle you are talking about. Second you
need to know the location the service is done as labor rates vary widely
depending where it is done. Also we need to know if it was done by a dealer
or not. The front motor mount on the odyssey is electronically controlled
and the engine will rock some when doing the brakes on in/out of gear test
leading the uninformed to thing it is bad. Also the Odyssey mounts are fluid
filled and can spring a leak. If you think these prices are high wait till
the transmission goes and on this van it is not if but when. Of coarse the
lawsuit extended the warranty to 109k from 100k.......
On Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:49:31 -0500, High Tech Misfit wrote:
Didn't see Chrysler running to my aid to replace the tranny on my 97
Caravan at 60,000 miles...
Nor the engine at 90,000. And all while properly maintained.
I'll never buy another Chrysler product again, no matter how nice they
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