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Did my mechanic just rip me off?!?!?!

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Old 12-09-2007, 04:04 PM
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Default Did my mechanic just rip me off?!?!?!

I own a 1998 dodge 1500 5.9L V8....its pretty good shape and runs great...

However it started leaking fluid from the radiator. When i took it to my mechanic
he said that the plastic shroud that covers the fan had warped and started to rub
the radiator. According to him it rubed a small hole in the radiator. I asked if it could
be welded (my dad owns a machine shop) and the mechanic
immediately told me it couldnt. So i took his word for it.

So he ordered a new radiator and installed it, then charged me over $500!!!
I keep running the numbers in my head and i think there is no way it
should of been that much!!!

Just wanted yalls opinion.....thanxs
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:10 AM
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if its a plastic tanked/alumnium core radiator...yes the rad itself is 300 or more...then a shroud and labor/coolant...it could have gone higher
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:10 AM
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and people sdeem to think that only dfealers are high........
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:40 PM
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ok i appreciate it
 
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:24 AM
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Default RE: Did my mechanic just rip me off?!?!?!

My dad just bought a new rad. at it was $275 or so. For the same truck as you have. So it does not should that bad.
 
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