2005 Buick Rendezvous Q&A

2005 Buick Rendezvous Question: higher price for 3.6 engine?

Does this estimate include the cost range for the 3.6 as opoosed to the 3.4 engine? -
Answer 1
estimate for what repair?? Roy -
Comment 1
Sorry, I thought the page would be linked to my ? Water pump replacement on 2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL. Why am I getting so much higher quotes for the 3.6 engine as opposed to the 3.4? Dealership quote was over $600.00! -
Comment 2
its ok. i have something to work with now. water pump is about 59 labor is 1.2 thermostat, which you should do, is 18 labor on t stat 2.2 hours. this is the killer part of the price. coolant exchange is 89 did the dealer include the thermostat?? Roy -
Comment 3
They didn't break it down for me. I refused to have them go any further. I went to pick up the car, and they wanted to charge me $136.00 for an oil change and to check it over. Service manager eventually waived $100.00 of the bill. I don't know what their $/hr. is for labor, but it still seems that $630.00 is way out of line. The cost for this same job on a 3.4 was less than half that amount from other auto repair shops in my area, so I still am curious as to what warrants the higher cost on the 3.6. Quotes for my 3.6 were from $340.00-$420.00. -
Comment 4
sounds about right. consider the thermostat as it most cases, it causes the water pump to fail from high pressure. Roy -
Answer 2
Usually if the labor time is the same then we don't list the engine's as a option. -