thermostat replacement

11-02-2005, 01:44 PM
Im not a car genious but here it is. The thermostat is failing in my 2001 Alero 3.4 V6. The dealership is wanting to charge me $285 for the change. Even though it's a small part whichs costs only $15, he says tht the thermostat is in an area that is hard to reach. Basically its all labor. Am I getting taken here? Or should i go ahead and do it myself if it's easy enough?

11-02-2005, 03:21 PM
I think you're getting taken for a ride. It should take less than an hour to change and even dealership labor isnt that high...really, it shouldn't cost you more than 120 or 150 bucks.


11-03-2005, 09:24 PM
check this site out
this is the thermostat you need for 10 bucks and theres a link there to installation instructions

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