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post #1 of 3 Old 12-05-2015, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Need some advice on repairs

I have a 2007 grand Cherokee I picked up a few weeks ago. I probably over paid at $8,500 plus tax and reg the car has 115k on it but in immaculate condition. New muffler, converters and y pipe (it was not jeep brand so definitely made the car a bit louder). Good tires, breaks etc.


It needs some work and I want to know if you think these prices are reasonable.

Front struts... Definitely is needed. Leaking andyou can feel it in the ride. Mechancic says $537. Reasonable???

Rear shocks - original mechanic said optional to fix if I want - price $350

Serpentine belt- belt does not look worn but making a whistling noise. I mentioned to mechanic. He sprayed with some stuff and noise stopped. Told me it probably should be replaced. But optional $100

Transmission service- my guess is this has never been done no way of telling but the mechanic wants $140 full flush and clean our..makes sense to me.

Antifreeze- don't know if it's been changed but I think they can check he did not give me a price but if needed I should probably do.

Lastly- I did not ask the mechanic about fuel filter but wondering if I should change?

So the only item I am debating is the rear shocks. All else seems reasonable and will keep the car in good shape for several more years, all the work would prob add up to $1,500 Painful on a car I just purchase for 8500 but car is great

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-05-2015, 08:57 AM
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Sounds high to me, I would recommend tackling the items on your list one at a time and doing it yourself. That much money would allow you to buy any tool you might need and then some. Use Rockauto to check out the actual prices of the parts that you are getting and then you will know how they are charging for labor.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-06-2015, 12:14 PM
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Rear shocks you can easily do yourself, the fronts are much more challenging, probably worth paying for. The serp belt you should be able to do yourself. Changing the antifreeze probably should be done if it is original, you can use the test strips to see if the PH is getting too acidic but even so by now the corrosion inhibitors are probably used up. The challenge with that job is getting all the air out after you drain the old coolant.

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