1998 Chevrolet Astro Q&A

1998 Chevrolet Astro Question: Idler arm replacement

Dealer quotes $560 to replace both idler arms. Seems a bit high? No listing on site for idler arms -
Answer 1
I show a time of 1.1 hrs without alignment and the parts cost AC Delco $ 146.96 each so the price of $560 is about right -
Answer 2
IDLER arms cost 38.00 at napa, search for a lessor labor rate. lots of private mechanics can do one in app. .5 hours. commercial shops all go by a LABOR MANUAL THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR EVER. ALSO COMM. mech. HAVE LOTS OF OVERHEAD. -
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