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lone_wolf025
03-19-2007, 03:08 PM
Buddy of mine has an 02 GAGT. He's recently passed the 100k mile mark and was being quoted a huge price for the scheduled services. I checked my own manual and I couldn't find anything that'd be worth a near $1000 charge. He is getting his tranny rebuilt due to its complete failure just a few days ago. I figure I'd help him out as much as possible to save him some money on the maintenance. So I'm looking for suggestions on things to check/replace.

So far I have:

Check/Replace plugs and wires
Flush coolant
Trans (full rebuild as mentioned earlier)
Timing belt?
Check/Replace Serpentine belt and/or tensioner

I missing anything?

Mike Jung
03-19-2007, 05:11 PM
Timing belt?
No, timing belt.

Our engines use a timing chain.

Panacea
03-19-2007, 05:20 PM
I just got my fiance's car in for her 100,000 mi service. Got the Tranny Fluid, Coolant, Serpentine belt, fuel filter, and steering wheel straigthened. Cost about $3-400. Also, I changed her oil and spark plugs last week.

Might want to get the air filter changed too. If $1000 is all they're charging, plus the tranny rebuild, that's a good price.

KeyserSosa2000
03-19-2007, 05:49 PM
My mom's tranny went and it was 1200 on it's own. Is the tranny included in the $1000? If not that seems a little high.

KhellendrosxS
03-19-2007, 06:11 PM
When the tranny blew in my s10 I got charged $2500 for a rebuild. If they are including the trans in the $1000 then you cant go wrong get it in that shop ASAP!

lone_wolf025
03-19-2007, 06:47 PM
Its $2000 for the tranny and $1000 for the 100k service (or so he told me). I'm guessing its more like near 1k for the service which probably includes a long list of inspections that any novice tech can do, cuz otherwise its ludicrous.

No, timing belt.

Our engines use a timing chain.

Ok, I should've known that one. So what's the realistic service life for the chain?

coupe
03-19-2007, 07:08 PM
I have never ever heard of a timing chain going out on a 3.4.

Go to a different shop.

At 100K miles i would flush all fluids, plugs and wires, new fuel filter, air filter, new trans filter, PCV valve, new belt (if needed). Thats about all i would do besides check the brakes. You can do most of this yourself for pretty dang cheap.

I always pay to have the coolant and tranny fluid and filter changed.

AznGA
03-19-2007, 07:19 PM
I would recommend a new battery and a new alternator if you haven't replaced them yet.

coupe
03-19-2007, 07:22 PM
I would recommend a new battery and a new alternator if you haven't replaced them yet.

With that stuff i ussually waite till they start to die, dont fix it if it aint broken.

lone_wolf025
03-19-2007, 07:22 PM
Batt's been replaced a few months back...I know...I was the one he called when it was dead.

Alrighty then I'll let him know that I'll be saving him a nice chunk of change.

Panacea
03-19-2007, 09:49 PM
Its $2000 for the tranny and $1000 for the 100k service (or so he told me). I'm guessing its more like near 1k for the service which probably includes a long list of inspections that any novice tech can do, cuz otherwise its ludicrous.



Ok, I should've known that one. So what's the realistic service life for the chain?

Take it to the dealership!!! That's where I got all my work done for a 1/3 of the price the jerkass is trying to charge you!

lone_wolf025
03-19-2007, 10:43 PM
Well seeing as how its not my car I can only make suggestions to him. Its up to him to shop around for the best price, but I will suggest that he check with a dealer.

AznGA
03-19-2007, 11:00 PM
With that stuff i ussually waite till they start to die, dont fix it if it aint broken.

LOL, my POS factory battery showed no signs and it just died all of a sudden when I was driving.