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Is $1500+ reasonable cost to replace evaporator?

(2000 Dodge Caravan)
in Dumfries, VA on June 25, 2009
My Dodge dealer mechanic says I have a hole in the evaporator and need a new one. $600 for labor and $60 for evaporator, plus incidentals for a total of over $1500. Is this worth fixing or should I look into buying a new car?
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I believe it take about 7.3 hours to replace the evaporator core add additional time for evacuation and other associated repairs. $60 for the core sounds very reasonable.
on June 25, 2009
That's on the high end of the RepairPal RepairPrice estimate range, but it is still pretty close. Very expensive labor.
on July 28, 2010
i paid 1100.00 all labor. . . its cheaper than a car payment/ but after 5 yrs. of putting up with sweating, i broke down! i have 2000 caravan..fully loaded! buyers? lol
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