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Old 05 Apr 2012, 03:01 pm
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Default Need a mechanic's advice -- how much would this maintenance cost on a Civic?

I just need a ballpark idea (but a good estimate, please!):



ball joints,

tie rods,

timing belt,


valve cover gasket,

camshaft seal,

crankshaft seal,

water pump,

power steering belt,

oxygen sensors.
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 03:31 pm
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Based on parts, & labor average. $700 to 900 labor, parts est 600. Shop around for a good shop, or try to get shop to do a est total, and then see if other shops will do it for less. You will also need a alignment. Good Luck, do the worst first, then work your way the list, repair some at a time to save money.
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 03:46 pm
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That's going to be expensive bec just changing all 4 shock/strut assemblies will be a good 75-100 bucks a piece and then you have to remove the old struts and springs and put them on the new shock/strut assemblies and then install them.That is a good 45-90 mins of labour at 60-100 bucks or more per hour, per strut.The sensors could run you 300-400 bucks and then you mention the timing belt/water pump that job can run you 300-500 bucks or more all depending what parts you use and who does the work.For example here in Canada if you payed 450-500 bucks for the water pump and timing belt job that be considered a really good price.Note some of the parts and labour prices are a lot cheaper for example in some parts of the United States you pay half or 2/3's of what we pay. Here you could pay 600-800-1200 bucks all depending where you go.It's considered a good 4-6 hr job at 70-100 bucks per hour.If you add tie rods and ball joints etc you already know the work is going to run you 1200-2000 bucks

Hope that helps and best of the way it maybe a better idea to try and find these parts yourself and make a flat rate deal with a shop on the labour.

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Old 05 Apr 2012, 04:01 pm
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These cars often cost a lot to insure. I would compare its insurance rates to estimate its total cost and use this site to compare -
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