I took my vehicle to Meineke because the serpentine belt needed to be replaced. Now they are saying there is a problem with the vacuum line, charging me 90 bucks for a diagnostic alone, and then estimating it will be at least $300 to repair one vacuum hose. This seems exorbitant to me! Is this a reasonable and average fee for the service?
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2000 Ford Taurus
Question: Meineke wants $300 to replace vacuum hose? Is this too much?
Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 30, 2009, 17:15Master
Hard to know what they are charging you for, if the vacuum hose is in a place that is hard to access, then it could cost this much, but I would get another opinion. Have them show you exactly where the problem is, then take it somewhere else and see what they say.
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Answer #2BZBEST Mobile Mechanics (10 Answers) , Portland / Vancouver, WA - (360) 433-9592bzbest June 03, 2011, 11:38Enthusiast
The price does seem to be steep to replace one vacuum hose.