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Is the mechanic going to "service" the throttle body? Or are they going to replace it?
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Thanks for holding!Ok. The price of $1500 is a bit on the high side to replace the throttle body. The throttle body sells for around $974 and the Labor Time Guide calls for 1.8 hours to complete the job. Labor rates vary from shop to shop, so what you pay for labor will effect the bot***** *****ne. For a job of this type, a "fair" labor rate can be anywhere from $85-$125 per hour. Also, throttle body failure on these vehicles is not very common. Might be a good idea to get a second opinion on the diagnosis and the repair cost. Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page or click 'Accept' when I have answered all your questions. A 5-star rating is very much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.
First and foremost... we'll need the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (aka "p-codes") that the mechanic scanned from the on-board computer to come up with his diagnosis. You can have these p-codes read FREE (except in California) at any local "big chain" part store (ie. AutoZone, PepBoys, Advanced, etc). These p-codes will help us more accurately determine if the throttle body is at fault and/or if replacement is needed.
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Well... some shops do and some shops don't. Seeing that you can have them scanned for Free... and even buy a code reader these days for around $50... I don't see why they wouldn't. They should. But they're really not required to do so.