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Hello, the labor seems to be reasonable, the sensors seems a little high for non OEM sensors, it's almost the same as the OEM, but still less than the dealer which gets about $180 labor. Did the engine light go off or is there still a problem?
Thanks for the reply.
I would not recommend using the real cheap sensors, they almost always require cutting the original wire harness and splicing the new wires in which can create headaches for the mechanics. Not to mention a reliability issue.
What he charges you for the sensors depends on where he bought them and what he had to pay for them (keep in mind he has to make a profit) mechanics and repair shops usually buy the part at wholesale and then mark it up to a fair price.
1.5 hrs at $90 is a very fair price for labor, most dealers charge about $180.
What you could do is approach the mechanic with the price difference, most good quality sensors are around $100 retail at most autoparts stores but I have no way of knowing what he paid, he may have paid more for a better quality sensor, the only thing I could suggest is to explain the situation and see if he is willing to refund some of the $100 difference in price.