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Old 10-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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My TJ just punched me in the gut.

New Radiator - $500
New Water Pump -$400
Transmition Fluid Swap -about $100
Labor at the Stealership -$400



Brakes and Tires to come next month. It's alright though. My five year old boy didn't really want Christmas presents anyway.

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Maybe its time to start turning the wrenches yourself? It certainly saves you the shop prices. But then there's the cost of Beer and first aid supplies......
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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Yeah I know. I've just never replaced a radiator before, and I've got no idea where the water pump is.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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Yeah I know. I've just never replaced a radiator before, and I've got no idea where the water pump is.
Then you need to spend some time under the hood. There are some great web pages that have step by step on how to do it. When I started working on my first heep I was more than a little lost. It took me 4 hours to change the front shafts. I can now do almost anything I need to my Jeep.

Radiators are an easy job. A little messy but easy. Not to much to do on the water pump. Takes time and some cussing but you can do it!

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Old 10-14-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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New Radiator - $500
New Water Pump -$400
Transmition Fluid Swap -about $100
Labor at the Stealership -$400
i hate to kick a man when he's down, but thats way too expensive for that. the 400 labor i can see, but i paid 60 bucks? for a water pump and ~$100 for a radiator. get you a chiltons manual and start digging into it the money you save you can use on more jeep stuff or a good divorce attorney once your wife finds out how much you spent
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:37 PM   #8
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Ya Man sorry also
thats around 375% mark up
on those parts easy
Next time at least try to buy the parts
and have someone install
even that will save you lots
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If you’re not going to do it yourself at least use an independent shop. Aftermarket parts are same or better quality with longer warranty. You probably would have shaved the bill in half with indp shop and am parts...
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #10
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That's crazy . . . has this work already been done? If not go get your Jeep the hell out of there or do not take it back.

$500 for a Radiator??? WTF . . . I hope it's something like this, and not the crappy stock radiator that should only put you back $100-$150.



And $400 for a Water Pump that you can find anywhere for under $100.


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OK, I feel a little better. Not much but a little. The Radiator and water pump prices included the labor. It's still a metric shit ton of cash, but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Labor here in Mass is $90 per hour, so that's where all of the cost is going. Even still, I need to learn how to do this crap myself.
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thats not near as bad. glad it was better than it seemed
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The water pump is 4 or 5 bolts on the jeep have not checked. Radiator is 2. A 150 dollar craftsman socket set (200 piece kit) and your good to go. Remember if you break something then you learn how to fix the other thing you broke. I have always learned to do something really by myself or a buddy who has done it before and is willing to help.
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youtube shows me how to fix just about everything i work on lol
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OK, I feel a little better. Not much but a little. The Radiator and water pump prices included the labor. It's still a metric shit ton of cash, but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Labor here in Mass is $90 per hour, so that's where all of the cost is going. Even still, I need to learn how to do this crap myself.

You really shouldn't feel better...you're getting ripped off. That's still what a thousand bucks for what should really only set you back $250-$300 max in parts. I haven't done a radiator install in over 15 years, but it's one of the easiest jobs I've done . . . it's a few bolts and a couple of hoses . . . at $90 bucks an hour, you are paying a paid professional for more time than it took me to do it when I was a teenager with no training (or know how) in my parents driveway. If you don't mind handing over the STEALERSHIP $700-$750 for a couple hours of work go ahead . . . I'd do the work myself and worse case scenerio find a good mechanic that would charge a reasonable amount to install the parts and I would buy the parts myself. If you do allow the STEALERSHIP to do the work be sure to mark your transmission so you can make sure that they actually perform the service that you are paying 100 bucks for . . . they have a tendency to "forget" about things like that while doing other work that is more noticeable to the customer.


Get your boy out there in the garage with you and teach him (or learn together) a thing or two . . . the memories will be worth more than the Xmas gifts that the money saved will buy for him.
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Find you a good back yard mechanic. I found one that loves jeeps so if i get in over my head i take it to him, i buy the parts and he charges me by the job, not hour. He does better work out of his shop behind his house than you can get done at the stealership.

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He does better work out of his shop behind his house than you can get done at the stealership.

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That's not really saying all that much!!! Have you seen some of the morons working at the stealerships? Good idea about finding a mechanic like that . . . that or just join up with a local group of Jeepers on a forum or club and usually you'll find a couple of dudes like me that are willing to pitch in and help out. I'd rather wrench on a buddy's junk than sit on my ass in front of the TV anyway.
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$400 in labor will buy a lot of beer to invite the buddies over to wrench....
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$400 in labor will buy a lot of beer to invite the buddies over to wrench....
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OK, I feel a little better. Not much but a little. The Radiator and water pump prices included the labor. It's still a metric shit ton of cash, but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Labor here in Mass is $90 per hour, so that's where all of the cost is going. Even still, I need to learn how to do this crap myself.
Having a place to do it also helps, it can be tough standing or lying in the road working on your Jeep, not to mention dealing with the weather.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:25 PM   #21
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the radiator and water pump in my 98 took a little over an hour to pull and replace. i paid $125 for teh radiator and like 35 for the water pump. and i am non mechanically inclined.

TJ Radiator Replacement - 1
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a place to work? wish i had pictures. january in oklahoma with snow coming down in a gravel driveway.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:46 PM   #23
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i had the exact same thing happen to me over the summer, and now i am kicking my self for it. had to get the water pump replaced, they said it would be around 400 for parts and labor for that, and then he said i needed a complete brake job, which was for about the same price. Now im gonna learn how to get a little dirty and do it myself, especially since i am a student with an apartment
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Having a place to do it also helps, it can be tough standing or lying in the road working on your Jeep, not to mention dealing with the weather.
A radiator is one of those jobs where working in the driveway can be better than in the shop. We have a huge shop but Amy did hers in the driveway so she didn't have to worry about cleaning up the floor.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/radi...d-r-36140.html


A Jeep is definitely one of those vehicles you should learn to work on yourself.
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If you can afford it. I say go for it, and enjoy your ride.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:48 PM   #26
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See...I think this is why I bought the Unlimited mileage/Unlimited year bumper to bumper warranty for my jeep. If something breaks, I pay a $100 deductible and they fix it.

Lasts forever, regardless of how long ive had it or how many times around the earth it has been.
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Jeep is perfect vehicle for someone wanting to do their own work. it contains ancient technology, so basic handtools will get you through 90% of anything it will throw at you.

There's decent amount of room to get to things as well.

I learned on my first car a 1979 Ford Ranchero. My dad isn't the most mechanically skilled, so I just did it, and figured it out as I went along. This was before youtube. It frustrates me when kids don't want to learn anything about the machine they depend on to get them from point a to point b...I've tried teaching my g/f's son and he goes back inside and plays his xbox....

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Old 10-15-2009, 09:12 PM   #28
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lol i will do it for $100 less then the dealership lol man im sorry bud but u did get ripped off sorry but u live and learn u need to start learning how to wrench and what u dont know some one on here does lol
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See...I think this is why I bought the Unlimited mileage/Unlimited year bumper to bumper warranty for my jeep. If something breaks, I pay a $100 deductible and they fix it.

Lasts forever, regardless of how long ive had it or how many times around the earth it has been.
I hope you like your Jeep just the way it rolled off the dealership floor . . . otherwise you can kiss that beloved warranty good bye!!!



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I'm going to take two guesses here . . . you either work at the dealership or you refer to most of the parts of your Jeep as "thingies" or "that shiny thing"
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