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post #1 of 28 Old 07-16-2014, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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$400 for hemi tune-up?? Yikes!!

Took my 2011 grand cherokee in for the brake booster recall and I knew it needed a tune up. I was quoted $400 for the hemi. I know it takes 16 plugs but that seemed crazy to me. Other dealerships in the area (Chicago) charge the same so it must be the market. I know I could do it myself but just don't have the time. Debating whether or not to have the diffs, transmission, etc done while it's there.

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post #2 of 28 Old 07-16-2014, 10:53 AM
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Yes a lot of $$, dealers charge $300+ around here, independent shops a bit less. Plugs from a discount dealer is currently $190 a set of 16.

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Took my 2011 grand cherokee in for the brake booster recall and I knew it needed a tune up. I was quoted $400 for the hemi. I know it takes 16 plugs but that seemed crazy to me. Other dealerships in the area (Chicago) charge the same so it must be the market. I know I could do it myself but just don't have the time. Debating whether or not to have the diffs, transmission, etc done while it's there.
I just had mine done a couple weeks ago at the dealership for $199, parts and labor, and they were done in a little over an hour. I called one of the local garages and they quoted me $260 + parts, which were another $75, and said they would need the car for 3-4 hours, so I'm guessing that the dealership I use has figured out how to do the job quickly.

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Yes a lot of $$, dealers charge $300+ around here, independent shops a bit less. Plugs from a discount dealer is currently $190 a set of 16.
Our local parts houses sell the plugs for around $4.69 each, putting a set of 16 at just under $80.00 with tax. Not sure why they would be so expensive where you are.

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There seems to have been an increase in some Jeep parts prices over the past week or so. I was kinda surprised by the $190 parts figure as I paid closer to $70 a year or so ago.

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Just had my plugs replaced for $216 total. Dealers in the city wanted $300 and some change.
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Take your pick...$1.99 to $12.99. Granted, I would not go for the cheapies, but for a plug that needs to last 30K miles $4.99 will do just fine. I'm not drag racing my Jeep.

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Just remember when you are sourcing your plugs that the Hemi requires a particular type...

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Just remember when you are sourcing your plugs that the Hemi requires a particular type...
Or you can just pay to have it done twice with diagnostic fees
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Or you can just pay to have it done twice with diagnostic fees
I love those types

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Or you can just pay to have it done twice with diagnostic fees
...and that is exactly why I take mine to the dealer to change the plugs. Plus, my Jeep has a lifetime power train warranty, but you have to maintain the vehicle per the Jeep users guide maintenance schedule. With receipts from the dealership's service department it helps to insure that nothing maintenance-wise can be challenged when making a claim.

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post #14 of 28 Old 07-17-2014, 10:46 AM
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Just ordered my plugs from just for jeeps. Used a coupon code from retailmenot (5 %) with shipping, $70
Nice write up on jeep garage. Also just did my front and rear diff as well as transfer case with all fluids from Pep Boys, including ramps, tools and disposal pan for around $140. Diffs and Transfer case were an easy change. (I haven't even changed my own oil in over 20 years)
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post #15 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 09:12 AM
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Tune up

What else do the do for the tune up besides change the plugs? All I could find was change the air filter and check e-brake.
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