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2001 Ford Escape: new gaskets to repair vacuum leaks

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My 2001 Ford Escape needs new gaskets to repair vacuum leaks. The dealer wants 650+ to do this work, of which about 150 is parts. Is this a fair charge for labor?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Richard replied 8 years ago.

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The book time labor to replace the upper and lower intake gaskets is about 2.5 hours labor. The $650.00 does seem slightly high unless they included some diagnostic time and maybe a fuel system service.

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