by an independent mechanic or the dealer?
no alternative if the gaskets or blown,,and the 3.4 does blow the stock gaskets
the head gaskets will cost around $100 +/- at auto zone or most parts stores,,
you will need an oil change+filter..30+/-
the labor will depend on how much your mechanic will charge per hour..independent around $40+/-
the job will take around 19.2 hours+/- to do both heads
ALL THE BONUS MONEY THAT I RECEIVE DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE WILL BE DONATED TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR TORNADO RELEIF IN THE MID WEST AND DEEP SOUTH
the job takes around 19.2 hours....he must charge much more than $40 per hour...also.he may be buying a complete head gasket set,this would cost around $160...$2200 i think is too much,,this is just about the value of the van...check with other shops