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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Am I paying too much for my struts to be installed?

The guy at firestone quoted me $810 for my front struts to be installed on my G6, it's a v6 3.5L with 91200 miles, they have been squeaking for some time and they said that the driver side is really bad.

Is this too much?

Edit: this probably should be in general maintenance, could this be moved?

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I was quoted $300.xx for springs, shocks and struts. I thought 300 was high, so you must really be getting overcharged.
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If youre handy with tools at all you can save yourself some money and do it yourself on the weekend in a couple hours, not too difficult at all

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I paid $200 for all 4

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If your able to do it yourself, you can rent the spring compressors from autozone. There's instructions for the front in the "how to" section.

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Mine took 45 minutes to do the front. Buy the struts that are already fully assembled. Got mine at ebay for $108. Theres a video on youtube by A1 Autos. That video made it easier to do. Check it out.
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Mine took 45 minutes to do the front. Buy the struts that are already fully assembled. Got mine at ebay for $108.
45 minutes to R&R both fronts is good time. Very good time. Heck, 45 minutes to do one corner is good time

I've never used the pre-assembled units before, so my times have usually been more than 1 hour a corner (and all weekend the first time I did a set of 4, on my 2007 Impala). But I may use pre-assembled on my G6. At 170k miles on the originals, it's about due. The handling is still decent, but I'm starting to feel what I suspect to be the front strut mounts. So getting pre-assembled struts gets me new mounts, too.

And if the new ones last half as long as the old, I'll be happy.


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