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TONYV

TONYV 12/4/2017

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 6 Cyl 3.70L

Engine

OVER CHARGED FOR A REPAIR

I WAS CHARGED 90.OO TO HOOK UP MY CAR TO THE CODE READER AND THEN CHARGED 42.00 FOR THE ACTUAL REPAIR WHICH WAS REPLACEMENT OF 2 IGNITION COILS FOR WHICH I HAD MY OWN SPARE PARTS IN MY VEHICLE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I WAS OVER CHARGED THE REPAIRS WERE DONE IN BROOKLYN NY 11223 FOR A TOTAL OF 132.00 PLUS TAX HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME THANKS

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Teddy B

Teddy B 12/4/2017

Sounds good to me

I suggest you buy your own code reader for $60.00

Codes do not tell what is wrong or what to replace
So study OBD Vehicle Systems.

I would guess for $90.00 that a professional scan tool
was used & more than a code check was done, to find
failed coils.

My wife won't let me put my professional scan tool software
on neighbors vehicles for free

Not when you got tens of thousands in test equip &
100 thou in tools.

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Teddy B

TONYV 12/4/2017

Thanks

HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 12/24/2017

No, you were not overcharged. Any professional that knows a trade, whether a plumber, an electrician or a mechanic that takes care of a problem that you cannot deserves to see a reasonable amount of compensation for a successful repair completed. You are asking if $132 in New York - Brooklyn was too much. He could have billed you $30 for the code check and $102 in labor or he could have said the code check was free and billed you $132 in labor, it doesn't matter. He solved your problem. He made $132. There is not a repair shop anywhere that would diagnose a driveability issue and then fix it for $132. Whether it took 30 minutes or an hour don't matter either. You did just fine. If your Jeep was running the same after he did the job would change my answer a lot. In that case he should get -0- money.

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Jimm

Jimm 12/4/2017

You may have been overcharged. You can have the CEL (check engine light) and OBD system scanned - for free - at any local auto parts stores.

The individual ignition coils should have cost no more than around $9.00 - $10.00 each. Try these on-line resources for the replacement parts;
www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partstrain.com, www.autoanything.com - to list only a few.

For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement ignition coil from around $6.80 each for your vehicle.

Bottom line is, the only real way to determine if you were overcharged, or paid too much - is to have a comparison, written estimate from another repair shop. Otherwise, you have nothing to compare.

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Jimm

TONYV 12/4/2017

Thankd

olds40316mm

olds40316mm 12/26/2017

Sounds fare to me then man has 100,000 dollars or more invested in his Garage plus if he has employees he has wages to pay If I lived in Brooklyn I would have charged 350 dollars plus parts

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