What is the approximate cost to replace a charcoal canister on Lexus 2005 GS430 on 2005 Lexus GS430

I'm not sure if I have to take it to a Lexus dealership or have and independent company handle the replacement

by in Pacific Palisades, CA on August 04, 2011
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on August 04, 2011
I don't know the cost, but you can take this to a Dealer or an Independent to fix this. I suggest taking it to a shop that performs Smog checks, and a Gold Shield Smog Station is even better.
COMMENT by on August 04, 2011
Lexus dealership wants to charge me $1,196.00 for parts and labor.....is this a rip off?
COMMENT by on August 04, 2011
Get a second opinion to be sure. If the info stated is correct, then the price you received is high. Estimating can be tricky, be sure you know everything that is included, or not included in an estimate. e.g. diagnosis, parts, labor, taxes etc. Like I mentioned before, I suggest a Smog, or a Gold Shield Smog Shop. Find one here: http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/pubwebquery/Station/StationList.aspx
ANSWER by on August 04, 2011
the part fromlexus is 495 complete. labor is 1.2 hours Roy
COMMENT by on August 04, 2011
Lexus dealership wants to charge me $1,196.00 for parts and labor.....is this a rip off?