2000 Ford Taurus Q&A

2000 Ford Taurus Question: cost to replace starter 2000 ford taurus lx

hi, i have a 2000 ford taurus lx, 12 valve, base engine, OHV, 3 liter, V6. i was quoted for 6.2 labor hours to replace the starter at my local shop, which is about $80/hr x 6.2 hours = $496. but your website quote is Labor: $58 - $74. are you sure you are right, or are they ripping me off? please let me know. thanks, sk. -
Answer 1
Yes in my opinion thats way to much for labor,now if that price included a starter and labor thats not a bad price but just for labor, I would find some where else thats to high. -
Answer 2
starters on taruas are not very difficult to put on and usually the cost of a stater and a buddy who has replaced a few staters in his lifetime can have you rolling in about forty-five minutes and the cost of a six pack.most staters for the ford taruas are around 90.00 to 125.00. -
Answer 3
they are raping you. if thats all they did i would speak to the manager and if he cant help you talk to the owner. they are basically stealing from you. tell him or her you will let everyone you meet know how dishonest they are. i just replaced mine a few months ago and i bought it for like 60-70 bucks at a local shucks and put it in in ten minutes. (not an exageration) all you have to do is remove three bolts with a socket wrench, swap the new starter and put the bolts back in. the starter is located at the front middle on the bottom, easy access. have a look for yourself. i think any charge over an hour labor (plus parts) would be unfair. i have no mechanic experience. if i could do it in ten minutes the guy who took over 6 hours seriously needs to consider a new line of work. next time i recommend researching it online to check and see if its something you can do yourself -
Comment 1
Did you work from the bottom of the car? I read an online "How To" and it suggested from the top, disconnect the neg battery cable, and underneath is the starter, 10 bolts to undo and then take it to the auto parts store for a credit and get another one. Any truth to this? (I'm a girl so if you can do it, I think I can do it.) Thanks. -
Answer 4
I bought a rebuilt starter for my Taurus for 60.00. I am by no means a good mechanic, but I installed it myself in about a half hour. -
Answer 5
the labor time may be 2 hours this would depend if the bolts are hard to remove book time is approx. 1 hour 6.2 hours is to much time wishing you all the best -