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2001 QX4: coolant system..It was diagnosed as a by-pass hose leak

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I have a 2001 QX4. Recently a leak developed on the coolant system. It was diagnosed as a by-pass hose leak. It was explained that the intake would have to be removed. This repair took 5 hours and set me back 800.00. Can you confirm that this price was reasonable?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Jay replied 2 years ago.

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Hello and Thank you for using JustAnswer.com

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This is the coolant pipe behind the engine if I am not mistaken,

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If it's the bypass pipe that is leaking coolant on the back of the engine, it's a pain of a job and 5 hours labor is the going rate

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Cause the only way to get to it is to remove the plenum to access it to replace the gaskets

Customer: What is the labor cost? Is it common to see coolant days after work is done? Is it common for coolant to be left in voids on engine?
Jay :

Some residual may be normal, but if it's more than a day or 2 and you still see it, then I would return to have it rechecked

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As far as labor costs,

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That varies through out the country

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There is no set labor rate. It's what ever your dealers labor rate is.

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Our shop is 125 and hour

Customer: Thanks for labor rate info. I had the work done at Firestone. I will keep an eye open for leaks. What kind of guarantee time frame is there on this type of work?
Customer: Information very helpful. Thanks for your time.
Jay :

I don't know Firestones warranty

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I would give them a call and inquire

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The dealer is 1 year or 12k miles

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Your welcome, and thank you for using just answer.com

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