How much labor time is estimated to take out 2 stuck spark plugs? on 1999 Dodge Ram 1500

My husband can't get these out to put 2 new ones in, so we are taking it to the Dodge Dealership, and their labor estimate was $255 (3 hours) to $340 (4 hours). Will it really take that long?

by in Metamora, IL on January 09, 2013
5 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , January 09, 2013
Short of taking to another shop and getting a second opinion this is only way to know. Job like this is not something you can get out of a time guide. Even the dealer has not nailed down a exact time estimate to do it. The thing in my mind is why are the spark plugs seized in the first place.
COMMENT by , January 09, 2013
These two plugs won't turn to loosen.
COMMENT by , January 09, 2013
You say the will not turn ..I understand. Its not a normal occurence that it happens. The labor rate they are charging per hour is about average....the time they have estimated is more of a guesstimate. I truly do not think they are trying to take advantage of you.
ANSWER by , January 09, 2013
yes it could, it could even take longer
ANSWER by , January 09, 2013
IT COULD DEPENDING ON WHATS WRONG
ANSWER by , January 09, 2013
It could, It could even be longer if the plugs are stripped...or frozen
ANSWER by , June 07, 2015
You may have to soak the sparkplug by spraying som PB blaster then they might break loose. I had a chevy suburban with a 5.7L eng. and customer brought it to me after another mechanic tried to get the plug out. I had to take the head off and heated it, it still wouldn't budge. It was cheaper for me and my customer to just purchase another head and put it on.