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2003 Toyota Corolla Question: How much does it cost to replace my canister, valve, and gas cap all together?

 

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nikkell402, Manassas, VA, August 13, 2012, 06:29
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I was quoted with labor and parts about $774.73. I was also told that this problem can't be fixed individually. My hoses that connect to the canister are dry rotted and should be replaced also.
Is this a good estimate or can I buy these parts on my own and take them to the shop.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13041 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 13, 2012, 06:44
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    sounds high i rec using dealer parts so call and compare pricing. how much of the bill was labor?

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    nikkell402, August 13, 2012, 07:12
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    $183.60 total for labor
    $400.37 for Canister
    $91.08 for Valve
    $38.70 for Gas Cap

    It also seemed really high to me also. I appreciate your time!

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    globalhelper, August 13, 2012, 07:19
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    CALL DEALER AND COMPARE. THE DEALER LETS US MAKE 25% ON PARTS IF YOU ARE PAYING MORE THAN THAT WITH HIM SHOP FOR AN HONEST MECH. THE 25% IS NORMAL DUE TO THAT FACT WE HAVE TO WARRANTY OUR WORK IN CASE OF A DEFECTIVE PART. WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE A LIVING BUT THERE IS A LIMIT. THIS AMY BE NORMAL PRICING BUT IT DOESN'T HURT TO CK UP ON HIM ONCE IN A WHILE. KEEPS US ON OUR FEET. LOL

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    nikkell402, August 13, 2012, 07:44
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    I completely understand and I definitely in paying you for your time. But I don't want to pay it if the mechanic isn't honest enough with me to tell me it isn't needed or can wait until I can pay him. Again I appreciate your time!

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto August 13, 2012, 12:40
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    You better find a shop before you buy the parts that will agree to do your repair when you are suppyling the parts....most shops look at it as if your going to buy a steak and ask the resturant to cook it for you.

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    globalhelper, August 13, 2012, 15:37
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    in this economy most shops will but no warranty

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