Was given an estimate of $600 for replacing spark plugs and the wires, plus a possible additional $200 for module replacement. My daughter's car has 132,000 miles on it and she just graduated collge. A $600-800 bill may not be worth repairing the car. the car was misfiring prior to taking it to the shop. What is estimate for wire replacement? Must it be done?
estimate price to replace the spark plugs AND wires on 2000 Pontiac Grand Am
by beverlie in Pittsburgh, PA on November 12, 2012
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by globalhelper on November 12, 2012
SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE GUESSING SEEK A 2ND OPINION. IS THIS A QUAD 4 MOTOR?
COMMENT by beverlie on November 12, 2012
4 CYLINDER is all the info I have. The car was misfiring and backfiring.The shop said she has 2 dead coils and needs new spark plugs.She COULD have a broken control module but they would not know that until they replace the spark plugs and coils. WITHOUT replacing the control module, it is $612 +Tax. WITH the control module replacement, add another $232.
ANSWER by ziptie12 on November 12, 2012
Globalhelper is correct! even Quad4 engines weren't that pricey(although definitely different!) Get references from friends for other shops and get another diagnosis and estimate.
COMMENT by beverlie on November 13, 2012
THANK YOU! We will and I LOVE this site!