2001 Jeep Cherokee Is the Jeep dealership trying to rip me

Tiny
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  • 2001 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,800 MILES
I've got a 2001 Jeep Cherokee sport (the last of its kind before they made the uglier looking jeep liberty thereafter). My mechanic at the Jeep dealership has informed me several times over the last year that I have the following issues: 1) "rear main oil seal & oil pan gasket leak" 2) front differential pinion seal leak 3) and all 4 shocks that need replacing. Realizing that all 3 of these issues needed to be dealt with, I finally brought the Jeep in to be fixed today. However, I was shocked at the price I was quoted at the dealership - $975 for the shocks and $860 for the pinion seal and gasket leaks. When I asked about the parts, he told me the new gasket reseal was only $80 (i.E. The other $780 was for labor). I don't know the price for the new shocks. I declined service in order to try to get a second opinion. SO, my question is what should I expect to pay for these services? Is the Jeep dealership trying to rip me off for labor?
- Andy, San Francisco
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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 AT 2:42 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

The $860 for the seals and all actually sounds a little low, here were I live it would be around $1,100 - $1,200. They will have to remove the Transmission to replace the Rear Main Engine Seal.

The Shocks however sounds a little much. Even with a high end shock the cost for all four shouldn't be much more than about $400 if that. Here the labor would only be about $150 - $200. Anyway I would call around to a few local garages and see what there quotes are and compare.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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I agree with obxautomedic, the engine seal does require the removal of the entire transmission and all its linkage to replace, in some instances they can just move the trans back a few inches so they can slide it in, but I haven't heard of it being done lately. The trans fluid pan is a pretty easy one, but does require them to drain the trans and refill it, and they will probably change the filter while they are at it.

I had the shocks on a friends jeep replaced for about $800 after all the labour and such was done. The shocks themselves ran for about $120 each and then there was some labour and an alignment involved.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 AT 3:48 AM

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