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

 

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CathySue, Metamora, IL, January 09, 2013, 11:03
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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?

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto January 09, 2013, 12:17
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    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.

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    CathySue, January 09, 2013, 12:39
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    These two plugs won't turn to loosen.

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    milesauto, January 09, 2013, 12:56
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    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.

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    Tomiko January 09, 2013, 12:18
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    yes it could, it could even take longer

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 09, 2013, 13:09
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    IT COULD DEPENDING ON WHATS WRONG

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    your.mechanic January 09, 2013, 14:41
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    It could, It could even be longer if the plugs are stripped...or frozen

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