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Pottzy420

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Hi there can anyone help me! I have a vy Commy and the harmonic balancer has **** its self and there telling me its gonna cost me like $600 or more what is the right price for part and labour can anyone help me?
 

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Depends on what the parts are costing. Probably paying Repco prices which are double eBay costs. You should change the CAS and the seal at the same time. The job itself is probably 1hr.
 

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yea well get a second opinion, ask kmart auto even

the part is expensive, the labour would be 1 to 2 hours, especially if their apprentice is doing it, plus most mechanics like to buy the part at cost warehouse price then add their own fee on it so they can make a profit on the part too
 

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Sounds a little excessive, get a few quotes from different shops.
 

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They can quote you whatever they want doesn't mean you have to get them to fix it.

Get other quotes or what quote is for labour with you supplying correct part...ask if still get warranty.

That quote just for balancer or worst case scenario crank seal & cas?
 

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Are they just doing the balancer? Or are they also replacing the belt? Are they replacing the CAS while they're in there?

Really need more information. And an itemized quote like they would have supplied to you will help us to tell you if the price is greater than it should be.
 

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Try autobarn at Elizabeth, they priced matched the ebay balancer price when I did mine...Then give Elizabeth South Auto Centre a ring and get a quote from them they do a fair job for a fair price...
 
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