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2001 Volkswagon Jetta VR6 How much should it cost to replace

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2001 Volkswagon Jetta VR6 How much should it cost to replace the thermostat and housing and anything else necesary with parts and labor included?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: VW
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

2001 Volkswagen jetta vr6
Expert:  ttiger79 replied 8 years ago.
The thermostat lists for $45.75 from the dealership and the housing cost depends on the body style of your Jetta. If you have a sedan, the housing lists for $31. If you have a wagon, the housing lists for $129. Replacing both will run you about 2.5 hours labor- labor rates vary depending on your location. The only other thing needed would be coolant. This should cost less than $20 for your vehicle.

Keep in mind that shops will usually have a mark-up on their parts prices. The parts prices that I have listed are dealership parts, and aftermarket parts will be much cheaper if available.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I was told that it would cost approx. $450 to complete. Seems about the range if the parts were doubled but also was told it is about 4 hours to complete the work. Is that possible?
Expert:  ttiger79 replied 8 years ago.
The time estimate seems a tad high for the repair. Parts prices may be doubled for the parts mark-up. This isn't uncommon.